In the wake of Seth Rollins’ knee injury, WWE is, once again, playing around with the possibility that either Dean Ambrose or Roman Reigns will join the dark side.
On the latest edition of The Steve Austin Show – Unleashed!, Austin is joining the debate surrounding if that should happen and who should do the turning. He thinks Reigns needs a chance to be a top bad guy before he gets pushed any further as the top good guy.
I think Roman needs to be a heel. Go through that journey and then evolve into a babyface.
To me, it’s almost going to mirror what the Rock did. [WWE] brought him in as a white meat baby. People hated him and they wanted to hate him. And then, all of a sudden, the Rock started taking over the Nation of Domination. He was the alpha male in that group. All of a sudden, the promo skills come alive. The character comes alive. The personality comes alive and he turned into the most electrifying man in sports entertainment.
Now, I don’t expect Roman Reigns to do that. I expect Roman Reigns to be Roman Reigns, but that’s the road that the Rock went down. I just think, organically, that’s the way it’s going to play out for Roman Reigns.
Now, you can try to put him in that babyface spot, that number one spot, right now to see what happens and I’ll be very, very interested to see, if indeed, that’s what they do because I’m just waiting on the edge of my seat to see what happens.