Saturday, December 27, 2014

Reigns as Champ

Scott,

I remember last year after Bryan won the belt, you advocated for him to be a fighting champion and take on all comers.

Ignoring that the creative team will inevitably screw it up, if Reigns is indeed the anointed one, how would you book him after WrestleMania? Similar deal? Fighting champ? Might be a nice change of pace since Brock has been invisible for the last several months. Plus, it might be fun to see Reigns VS Barrett or Sheamus or Miz or whoever main event Raw once in a while. Thoughts?

My presumption is that Rollins is going to screw him out of it fairly soon and then Reigns will chase until Summerslam.  It's a weird deal because they want him to be a long-term champion and they still need to pay off the MITB briefcase, and this would be a situation where having more than one title built up to mean something would be incredibly useful.  I think long-term it's best to give Rollins all the main event rub they can now, since Reigns is on the gravy train anyway and will be a made guy no matter what.  

78 comments:

  1. Just have him disappear with the title until Wrestlemania 32. That will make him seem even more special than Brock Lesnar.

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  2. Dr Facts HallenbeckDecember 27, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Reigns should be booked like The Rock circa 1998 when Rock joined The Corporation.

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  3. I'd like to see Reigns beat Brock for the title at 31, then Rollins cashes in on him after the match and wins.

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  4. If Lesnar is indeed done after Mania:


    Reigns wins the Rumble, Rollins and new pal Paul Heyman call their briefcase shot - sometime *during* the Mania main to protect Brock's title. He does it, then ever the rat pins Lesnar. Reigns finishes off the match, also pinning Lesnar (fuck him, he can take two pins). Shitty heel Rollins screwed Reigns out of his title in a match he won, no issue is settled, let's chase.

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  5. So who else is completely apathetic about either of these guys as the champion?


    Have Rollins or Reigns actually cut an above-average promo yet or shown any distinct personality (acting like a generic face or heel does not count)?

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  6. With Lesnar likely leaving and the WM match not being in doubt, it's the perfect opportunity to take attention away from that with Rollins cashing in. Setup Reigns chasing Roadrunner Rollins for a few months.

    The negative with this is that it likely means Cena d. X ends up being the real main event to close the show.

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  7. It's a perfect scenario to have Rollins cash in at WM. It's never been done before and he has been built up better than anyone this year. Then you can have Reigns chase starting immediately after WM, as Scott indicated.

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  8. How about...

    Cena vs Lesnar at Rumble. Both men knock each other out. Rollins says he's cashing in now. He runs to the ring... and pins Cena. Lesnar's mystique still exists, Rollins has the title, you can do Reigns vs Rollins at Mania and have Cena vs... shit, fucking HHH if you want.

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  9. This is what I've been saying for weeks. Reigns is half-dead from the effort of beating Lesnar: no better time to cash in the briefcase. Rollins becomes the top heel in the company, while Reigns gets the build up he missed because of the injury in chasing the belt to SummerSlam. You can even throw Heyman in there as advocate for Rollins, throwing up obstacles in Roman's path (such as Cesaro and J&J Security).

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  10. Reigns vs Barrett/Sheamus/Miz? Hahaha. Try Reigns vs Big Show. Reigns vs Kane. Then finally Reigns vs Authority where he's screwed out of the title and Cena comes to his rescue and Hogans himself into the title picture

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  11. The problem with that is it just sets up Rollins vs. Reigns rematches after Mania, and if Reigns beats him for the title in their first match... what's the point of the rematches?

    That was the problem the company had with Bryan this year. They laid no groundwork for what to do with him after he won the belt. They were just killing time til they got to whatever they were going to do with Lesnar at SummerSlam or thereabouts.

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  12. Mania always paints itself into a corner with the expectations that the face leaves everyone home smiling. Give Rollins the spot.

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  13. Drag it out like Owens attacking Zayn at R-Evolution:

    Reigns is holding up the belt, fireworks and confetti, hugging his family at ringside, fans are starting to leave... then BLAM--briefcase shot. Bell. 1... 2... 3. Bell. Crowd is like "what... the.. F***!!"

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  14. Since its not my money, I'd go risky with it and have Reigns inadvertently cost Cena the title at RR and then run Rusev vs. Lesnar and sell it as the battle of legitimate badasses. Tap into that UFC cache.

    Then you can do Reigns vs. Cena to see who is the 'standard-bearer' or whatever bullshit test-marketed buzzword. You can have Sting guest referee.

    Rollins vs. Orton
    Dolph vs. Big Show
    Bray vs. Undertaker in some creepy bullshit scenario to restore Taker's soul or whatever the f***.
    I'm leaving Dean Ambrose out because I assume he will have pulled a Frank Grimes by then.

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  15. Rollins is a C average talker. Reigns a D-. Rollins is a 4-star worker. Reigns is still out for testing with his limited time in singles.

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  16. Rollins has improved massively on the mic, I don't think he gets enough credit. He cut a great promo on SD a while ago when he started chanting "I sold out!" along with the crowd and completely shut them up.

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  17. Stop being cynical. They'll also run reigns vs Orton too.

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  18. He's not bad, but you can tell it's bad, uninspired writing, too. Ambrose is by far the best talker especially with the material given, the most important part of getting over I think in this era, so he gets to be Wile E. Coyote when he loses every match in mind-boggling stupid ways,

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  19. This isn't WCW where a guy can pin a guy who isn't champion and somehow win the title.

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  20. Cena beats Lesnar for the title at RR and defends against Reigns, who wins at WrestleMania.

    Lesnar tags with Dolph Ziggler and they take on Titus O'Neil and Mark Henry in a match that's booked on the last Smackdown before WrestleMania, with no titles or build involved. The video package played right before hypes it up as A BATTLE FOR RACIAL SUPREMACY

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  21. Reigns' first title defense is against Kane at Extreme Rules. Reigns spears Kane through a flaming table... and by that I mean, the table is a queer

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  22. More post-WM booking: at Extreme Rules, Orton takes on Cena in a gripping first-time-ever Skullet On a Pole match, where one guy has to grab the skullet off the pole and super glue it onto the back of the loser's head. I'd book two ref bumps for this one.

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  23. Let me guess: Lesnar chokes out Henry as Henry pleads that he can't breathe.

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  24. AndyPG gives the match ***3/4.

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  25. "We've seen it before, but these guys have chemistry and I was really buying into the near-skullet falls. ****1/4"

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  26. All that UFC cache... Please.

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  27. More post-WM booking: on a Raw episode do a UFC Contract On a Pole match, and have two midgets fight it out and one of the midgets is covered in tattoos and the other has a blond, square-shaped head. Lawler, Cole and JBL chuckle a lot in the meantime.

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  28. The other problem is you can't cash in on a guy who isn't champion.

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  29. I'm so uninsipired by the inevitable Reigns run that I can't bring myself to even care. His heat is already vacuuming down to pre injury levels. They are taking a huge risk with him.

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  30. WM31: Sting vs. Undertaker vs. Paige. Paige gets the pinfall on Sting after Undertaker tombstones him, and Paige throws a handful of chutney in Undertaker's face which blinds him. Then, I fuck Paige's ass after the show.

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  31. I'd book Reigns this way: put out news and good PR that Reigns is not only visiting sick cancer kids, but he's curing him, and he's drawing more money than Austin and Rock combined. Also you do the Did You Know? things on Raw, and they all say that whenever Reigns is on TV, the ratings go to 10.0+.

    You tell these stupid fans anything, and they'll believe it.

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  32. That's brilliant!

    Titus has his hands up over his head and is on his knees, Ziggler's dressed like a cop and still gives him the Zig Zag anyway.

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  33. WM31: Batista vs. Big Show in a flaming G-string match. How do you win? There are two thongs that are on fire, and the winner is the guy who can get theirs on first. The winner is the #1 Contender (to the IC title) and they get damaged testicles and a singed anus.

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  34. It's on the Network.

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  35. We're havin' fun, Maggle!

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  36. That's what Undertaker says. He gets chutney in his face and he's all "EEEEW, yuck!" and then he runs away, and Paige wins.

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  37. Worst part is that Big Show goes over to keep him strong before being fed to Cena for a title feud.

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  38. Reigns defends the WWE Title on Raw against Titus O'Neil. JBL mumbles "...hope the nigger don't win..." but the mics catch it. Next week he's wearing a Klan uniform, and there are burning crosses outside all of the black WWE superstars' locker rooms.

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  39. Not before turning face for a Raw or two.

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  40. Only to IMMEDIETLY turn on Cena while they work as tag team partners. His motivation... Nothing at all.

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  41. I wouldn't be the least bit shocked if his first program as champion is against Kane...just because.

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  42. Roman Reigns reveals he is not, in fact, Samoan, but a Native American. He starts to dress like Tatanka and does all of these Indian sorts of things. He loses the WWE Title to The Miz after Mizdow throws a questionable blanket on Reigns, who starts coughing a lot.

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  43. YOU MAY HAVE WON THE TITLE, REIGNS... BUT YOU'RE OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FLAMES OF HELL!! NOBODY'S BEATEN KANE BEFORE!! I THINK!

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  44. A feud with Kane of course.

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  45. I already said that.

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  46. This entire bit plays into the next Sheamus push. The Great White himself is out for revenge.

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  47. Booker T gets hemorrhoids and shits blood into the toilet, but forgets to flush. John Cena goes in and is all "ew yuck, there's blood and poopy in here! Whoever did this is a ham sammich!" and Sheamus is all "Aye thenk it was that moollie, feckin' Becker T. 'E prolly hes that ebola ev'rone's bin' goin' on 'bout." And then Booker is thrown out of WWE.

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  48. Which culminates in him losing to Mark Henry in a Loser's Mouth Gets Pissed In match, a la Dreamer losing to Sandman.

    "Oi'll take yer fat black cock in me mouth, 'Enry, bot listen 'ere: ye can make me a feckin' poofter, but ye can never take me freedom, fella!"

    And then Henry pisses in his mouth.

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  49. As long as it ends with Henry pissing in his mouth.

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  50. Don't you back sass me.

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  51. Cucumbers.

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  52. Was that supposed to be funny? You must be a lonely guy

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  53. I think Rollins cashing in during the Reigns v Lesnar match - probably costing Reigns a visual pin in the process - would be the best way to protect Reigns and generate some mega-heat for Rollins.

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  54. I'll shit in your mouth, that'll be funny.

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  55. I don't think you can cash in *during* a match, and if Rollins cashes in on Reigns AT Wrestlemania and wins, you've made Reigns look like the biggest loser there ever was. There's no fucking away.

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  56. Doubt your aim is that good considering how much shit you spew all over this blog

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  57. No, you definitely wait a month or two.

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  58. Am I the only one annoyed by the constant "WWE will screw things up" statements going on these days? If you think that WWE will inevitably screw things up, then inevitably you will start seeing everything WWE does as screwed up. I get not liking the product, but the constant 'The Critic-esque' "It stinks! It stinks!" gets old. How about some constructive criticism? Maybe I'm just crazy, I don't know.

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  59. It's annoying, but not half as annoying as WWE screwing everything up.

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  60. It was pretty funny. Can't comment on the loneliness part though. Not enough data to substantiate.

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  61. If I shit that much I can definitely get it in that cock-widened gob of yours.

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  62. Way to upvote your own post, faggot.

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  63. If we learned any lesson from Brock being back its that, Meltzer aside, there isn't that much crossover audience for UFC. If there was any when he came back its long gone now.

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  64. Maybe the Reigns push will be okay?

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  65. Resorting to homophobic insults, your almost talented enough to be a writer for wwe

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  66. Fight! Fight! Fight!

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  67. Oh I'm sorry, I didn't know you took it in the ass.

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  68. How about that! I always thought I was a top...

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  69. Can't blame WWE for at least trying.

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  70. Jerry....Jerry....Jerry....Jerry?

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  71. No room for optimism here, sir.

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  72. Well you come across like you take it in the butt. Just an observation.

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  73. I hate to be the "back in the day..." guy, but we're seriously a long fuckin' way from the Attitude era, when even the midcarders (Edge & Christian, Val Venis, etc) could cut charismatic promos.


    I hope Rollins continues to improve. They need it, since I doubt Reigns is going to turn into 1998 Rock. He's gonna be more like Rikishi on the mic (i.e., shit).

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  74. This is not the accepted opinion sir, you risk banishment!

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