Roman Reigns joined The Shield on the main roster after serving in the developmental ranks for two years. Although they began as heels, the group ultimately changed to baby faces. Kurt Angle thinks Roman Reigns should have been made the company’s heel earlier in his career.
The current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion continued to be a face when they split, despite the boos of many spectators. After attacking Braun Strowman and The Fiend Bray Wyatt following their SummerSlam match, the 37-year-old turned villain in 2020, joining forces with Paul Heyman.
Reigns, along with his cousins The Usos & Solo Sikoa, Heyman, and Sami Zayn, have since founded The Bloodline. The Olympics gold medalist recently discussed Reigns’ progression in WWE while appearing on The Kurt Angle Show. Angle said that The Tribal Chief significantly improved in 2017.
I thought Roman was improving dramatically. I won’t agree that at the beginning of his career he should have been pushed as hard as he was pushed. He was still a little green. But Vince [McMahon] had faith in him. And Vince did the right thing because Roman Reigns turned out to be an incredible performer. I mean Roman Reigns is one of the best workers in the business today and he earned that spot. They should have turned him heel a long time ago. This is the best stuff he’s doing right now today, him being a heel doing the whole family thing, acknowledge me, it’s really good stuff.
The Hall of Famer argued that given The Tribal Chief’s phenomenal success, the company ought to have exposed him earlier in his career. WWE is still nailing down plans for Roman Reigns’ next opponent. We will have to wait and see what WWE has planned for Roman Reigns.
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