FUM Posted March 8, 2017 Share Posted March 8, 2017 I don't know about anyone else but I feel like it's time Roman had his own thread for discussion of him seeing as every thread descends into talk about his character and where either it went wrong or the fans went wrong. To give a bit of backstory, it all started with The Shield coming in - two indie darlings and a big hoss nobody had really heard of. Over time, he became the most popular guy of the three and fans soon decided themselves he was the next big star - I'm not even convinced WWE had decided this as fans nowadays like to claim. We all said it and he was over like mad for a large period. WWE capitalised on the fans getting behind him and took him to the record eliminations and second in the Royal Rumble that Batista won. In hindsight, I don't think they expected the reaction to the fans for Roman to win that night and it would have been a great moment had he won it but they weren't ready to pull that trigger yet. A year on, they would and the fan reaction would be the total opposite to the point even The Rock couldn't save it. Some claim it was because Bryan didn't win that Rumble but I remember a loud cheer when fans realised Rusev was still in. So where exactly did it all go wrong between those 2 Royal Rumbles? Fans were starting to predict he would be booed but however much they kid themselves it's because he's being pushed as the chosen guy, the fans picked him when they started giving him the biggest reactions in The Shield. Onto today and the boos are still as loud as ever, the guy was taken out of the title picture, lost a title in one of the quickest times ever, been publicly suspended for substance abuse and went down to US title level for a while so it can't be that he is WWE's guy anymore as they've shown a willingness to drop him down. So why are the fans still booing this guy? Lastly, can it ever recover? Monday on RAW I felt he looked like an absolute superstar. First reaction from my two idiot wrestling friends was that they're gutted Undertakers opponent is Reigns. So the questions from above that are interesting to discuss - Is he really a WWE pushed guy or did the fans organically cause his push? Where exactly did it go wrong between the 2 Royal Rumbles? Most importantly, will or can Roman ever recover to be the star that most of us all predicted he would be? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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