How Old Is Roman Reigns?: To many
wrestling fans, the age of Roman Reigns is unclear. The WWE Superstar is 29-years-old—he was born on May 25, 1985 in
Roman Reigns has been the talk of the WWE town for the last month and a half, but for the wrong reasons. The former WWE Tag Team champion is on course to overtake John Cena’s position as top dog of WWE. Like its been said many times before, Reigns has the look and build to be the “face” of WWE. However, things aren’t exactly going his way.
First, Daniel Bryan returned to the WWE and announced he will be entering the Royal Rumble match on January 25. It will be his first time wrestling since May. Second, Reigns’ performance since his return from injury can be said in one word: lackluster.
A few days ago, it was reported that Reigns was not receiving the kind of crowd reaction WWE officials were expecting from the future of the company. Looking at the crowd during his matches with Big Show, the crowd looks disinterested. Another disappointing part of Reigns’ game are his promos, as officials are becoming frustrated with his scripted promos as of late.
Within WWE, there has been a lot of talk in regards to the manner in which Roman Reigns‘ promos have been scripted as of late. Dave Meltzer reported Wednesday in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that many people in the company are under the impression that Reigns’ promos have put him in ‘quicksand’ and aren’t helping him reach the next level at all.
It definitely doesn't help matters when Reigns is scripted to bark cringe-worthy one-liners. After comparing himself to Superman on Raw, Reigns delivered another awkward promo on SmackDown while speaking face-to-face with Seth Rollins. In this promo, Reigns actually says "Sufferin' succotash!"
Regarding this awkward promo, Meltzer mentioned on Twitter that Reigns' lines on television are being written by Vince McMahon.
Disregarding the notions of his poor promos, a match pitting Reigns against Lesnar is still expected to take place. Since Lesnar is rumored to be leaving the company after WrestleMania 31, there would only be one time to have that match.
Is there anyway to fix Reigns on the microphone? WWE has some of the best talkers in the professional wrestling industry, and they can guide Reigns to the promise land. While Reigns was out of commission, he received help from legendary actor Howard Fine in order to get better on the stick.
For the plenty of Reigns fans in the WWE Universe, change is always possible. Seth Rollins is a perfect example of
someone who has gotten drastically better on the microphone. In Ring of Honor, Rollins couldn’t speak well. Now,
Rollins is one of the best talkers in WWE. It’s no secret that the “face” of WWE needs to
be able to speak, and Reigns isn’t quite there yet. Perhaps Reigns just isn’t ready for the responsibility
that John Cena has dealt with for the past 10 years. After the Royal Rumble, the WWE Universe will see if they
truly believe in Roman Reigns.
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The future face of WWE?
Roman Reigns would be a "great" choice to win the 2015 Royal Rumble, according to legendary broadcaster and former WWE
executive Jim Ross.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, J.R. dished on why he thinks Reigns has what it takes, in spite of the fact that fans have been rebelling against his promos and, for many, his in-ring work has
A lot of things depend on how healthy some of the guys are that are hurt. I would say you have a chance to have someone
emerge from the Rumble that's going to be your next big thing. With that said, my feeling is that Roman Reigns wins the
Royal Rumble. He has a great look. He has the confidence of the promotion, so I think he'd be a great potential winner. How
he does it is another issue. Does he come in during the middle of the match and just dominate? Last year, he did that. I
don't think it was followed up on like they probably would have liked for it to. If you're going to have [Brock] Lesnar be
the champion at WrestleMania, and then the winner of the Royal Rumble meets the champion, then you would have the match
between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, and there's where you would pass the torch."
While current fan reaction seems to favor a returned Daniel Bryan in the Royal Rumble 30-man battle royal match, the
long-term outlook all along has been to have Brock Lesnar pass the torch to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31.