The Should, The Bad and The Russo. Roman Reigns Edition
By The Andrew Bello
The Should: This depends on your level of Roman fandom. If, like myself, you aren’t a particular fan of Roman’s character, then a loss is on the docket. So, he should go completely heel and job to the Undertaker clean as a whistle in a valiant effort. Absolutely no one is going to be a face against Taker at Mania. If you are of the belief that Roman is the face of the company and should win at Showcase of the Immortals…stay tuned. My pick: Roman losing to Taker, so the Deadman can prove to the Big Dog that it’s still his yard. (Side note: During his Shield Days, Roman reminded a much less knowledgeable The Andrew Bello of…The Undertaker)
The Bad: Roman beating Brain Strowman is where we’re headed. I actually had delusions that Braun was being built to put over Sami Zayn. (Clearly I was smoking something.) The bad part is that Braun is actually getting over. Unlike a year or so ago, when they tried to get Roman over via Braun the first time… Braun has actually been built well. Call me crazy, but I think a monster should be built with the intent of putting over an underdog babyface. Roman is not an underdog (He’s the Big Dog),and is barely a babyface. If this keeps Roman away from a title at the big event, I guess it could be worse, but Roman is going to normalize Braun (again) to the point that his heat will be completely destroyed, and he’ll be in a dancing gimmick by July. To be clear, my gripe is not with Roman winning, it’s with the inevitably definitive victory he will have over Braun. Roman doesn’t even need a win over a guy like Braun. Roman’s already an “A” player. Braun would be best used to put over a guy like Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn or Dolph Ziggler to bring them up the “A” player level, rather than losing his ability to do so with very little benefit to Roman.
The Match: Braun vs Roman. Roman…Reigns supreme. Smh.
The Russo. BRO, ROMAN REIGNS, BRO?? I’VE BEEN WATCHING THIS BIG DAWG, THIS POWERHOUSE, THIS JUGGERNAUT FOR YEARS BRO. THE FANS JUST DON’T LIKE THIS GUY, CUZ THEIR GIRLFRIENDS WANNA BANG HIM. SO WE ARE GUNNA GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT: THE DEATH OF FRICKIN’ SUPER(RO)MAN, BRO! (Yes, even Vince Russo gets one right every so often. Don’t worry. This goes off the rails pretty quickly.) SO I’M ALL ABOUT RATINGS BRO. I’M ALL ABOUT SHOCK VALUE! WE ARE GUNNA KILL THE HERO, NEVER TURN HIM HEEL AND EVERYONE’S GUNNA END UP CHEERING THE DEATH OF THE BABYFACE. FOLLOW ME HERE: ROMAN IS TAKING ON THE UNDERTAKER…ROMAN IS DESTROYING THE UNDERTAKER BRO!! HE’S KILLIN’ THE DEADMAN. HE’S HITTING SOOPAHMAN PUNCH AFTA SOOPAHMAN PUNCH, SPEAR AFTA SPEAR, HE HITS THE FRICKIN’ UNDERTAKER, BRO…WITH A TOMBSTONE! 1…2…THE LIGHTS GO OUT!
LIGHTS BACK ON! THE DRUIDS ARE AROUND THE RING, TAKER IS GONE.
LIGHTS OUT AGAIN! 3 OF THR DRUIDS ARE IN THE RING SURROUNDING ROMAN.
THE FIRST ONE TAKES OFF HIS HOOD… ITS DEAN AMBROSE. HE’S JUST SHAKING HIS HEAD LIKE “SORRY BRO!!”!!!!
THE SECOND MAN UNHOODS AND ITS THE UNDERTAKER!!!
AND JUST WHEN THE CROWD IS AT THE PEAK OF ITS CONFUSION…TAKER AND DEAN ATTACK ROMAN. THEN BRO THE THIRD MAN REMOVES HIS HOOD BRO…
AND BRO…. ITS….
I AM THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE BRO. I’M GUNNA SAY “VINCE MCMAHON AND THE WRITING STAFF WERE GUNNA PUT ROMAN OVAH CLEAN AS A FREAKIN’ WHISTLE.” AND I. COULDN’T. ALLOW IT. BRO.
I SAY “I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS!!! WEEEE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS”, AS THE OTHER DRUIDS EXPOSE THEMSELVES TO BE OTHER MUTINOUS WRESTLERS BRO. WE ARE BREAKING THE 4TH WALL BRO. WE ARE THE 5TH WALL. AND WE RUN A WHOLE ANGLE WHERE I TAKE OVER WWE COMMA BRO BRO!