Roman Reigns turns heel on WWE SmackDown. The Big Dog has finally embraced the dark side after years of clamouring by the fans.
Roman Reigns has been the talk of wrestling world since his shock return at SummerSlam, The Big Dog had been kept off WWE television due to the pandemic. When no one expected it however, he appeared on screen to spear Bray Wyatt and then maul Braun Strowman with a steel chair.
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Many wondered if Roman had turned heel. He was a lot more violent than usual and seemed a lot edgier than before too. However, both the guys he had thrashed were heels themselves, making it harder to point if the turn had indeed taken place.
Roman Reigns turns heel on WWE SmackDown
The WWE did not keep his alignment up in the air for too long. Fans got a clear answer to their question in the closing moments of this week’s episode of SmackDown.
The running narrative of the show was Adam Pearce trying to get Reigns, Strowman and Wyatt sign their match contract. Pearce managed to get Wyatt and Strowman to sign but took until the end of the show to get a hold of Reigns.
The Big Dog took his time to review the contract and demanded a few changes before signing the paper. He then promised to win the title he never lost before adding that it wasn’t a prediction but a spoiler. The camera then panned to Paul Heyman, who leaned over Reigns to say ‘Believe that’.
— WWE (@WWE) August 29, 2020
This was a brilliant reveal that will surely add a lot of excitement not just to Payback but to WWE as a whole going forward. The last time Reigns was a heel, the Shield were in their first run. He has since been given the John Cena treatment, where everyone around him changes while he stands still.
Fortunately, the WWE have finally listened and given the WWE universe what they’ve long desired; A heel Roman who knows what he wants and isn’t above doing what he has to in order to get it.
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