Detractors of Reigns are the reason why WWE doesn't push fan favorites

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  1. RatedRCodeezie

    RatedRCodeezie Dark Match Jobber

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    Dude, I NEVER post here but this is absurd. Were you watching WWE in 2005? When Edge, Matt Hardy and Lita had a real life love triangle? For your information - that incident was parlayed into a WWE angle that turned Edge into the most despised heel in the whole company. He turned into the sleazy, cocky Rated-R Superstar that we had never seen before. This ascended him to main event level, leading to the first ever Money in the Bank cash in and ultimately his first WWE title win. He remained in the main event until his retirement. This is after already wrestling for 14 years, 8 of which were spent with the WWE. He evolved from Brood, to goofy Bill + Ted guy with Christian, to face rocker IC champ before the evolution I spoke of above. Edge was dynamic as hell and constantly tweaking his character.

    Sorry man, but that is an AWFUL comparison. I couldn't sit by and let you spread that nonsense.
     
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  2. Psykohurricane55

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    Here in montreal, is merchandise is selling really well as have seen alot of fans with either roman reigns shirt or necklace or anything else with his name on it. I talk to one of my friends that worked one the merchandise both at the last house show we had a couple of weeks ago and he told me that outside reigns merchandise was a really big seller and that outside of kevin owens and brock lesnar, the roman reigns shirts we're the third most sold shirts and the guy wasn'T even on the card.
     
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  3. Noshowers

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    Agree with this 100%. If I told someone I rooted against Roman Reigns cause I thought that would make me cool, the normal response around the watercooler would be calling out wrestling for being fake and I should watch MMA or something.

    I think the biggest problem with certain fans that say stuff like this is they are the ones trying to be hipster fans and show how "smart" they are by pretending to be wrestling executives and talking about marketability, merchandising and other behind the scenes factors they have no knowledge of. They just repeat random talking points instead of writing about what they enjoy watching. I am glad the Live Wrestling Community in arenas across the country verbally let WWE know what they want.
     
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    that's all well and good but while the live wrestling community are being vocal, they are not affecting the wwe's bottom line and the casual wrestling fans are more vocal by speaking the language that WWE officials understands and that's money.

    They just did a market research the prove that casual fans are more into Roman reigns that any of the guys that the live wrestling community wants to be in his spot. Has far as merchandise sell is concerns, he ranks 4th behind lesnar,cena and the undertaker. So why would WWE change anything as it pretends to reigns if casual fans actually like this guy? just to please the more vocal section of the crowd that don't put money in their pocket.

    So, this as been the way WWE as worked since vince bought the company from his dad, if you want to get your guy in a main event position, makes sure that he sell alot of merchandise for the company, that'S the only way you will get your, dean ambrose and kevin owens over as top stars in WWE by buying their stuff and making sure that they beat Roman reigns in the merchandise sell because you can be as vocal as you want, if the bottom line says otherwise then they will keep pushing the guy you don'T like.
     
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  5. Navi

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    The whole issue is with fans buying tickets and that's the reason for them continuing to push Reigns, well I'm not buying into that.

    For example, I go to the shows to see Ambrose, Cesaro, Orton, Cena, Reigns, Owens and others. I don't go to the shows to see someone like Sheamus, so if they started pushing him (they won't, but if they did) based on the fact that I bought a ticket, then they would be wrong.

    The thing is there is more than one wrestler on the roster and most fans I would assume go to see their favourite, that obviously right now isn't Roman Reigns with regards to the responses he gets. So they aren't paying to go see him, he is just part and parcel of the whole show. For the WWE to say that fans still pay to see the show, well they do, not necessarily him.

    I was looking online earlier today and came across a story that I don't know if it's bullshit or what but Forbes is involved in it. Some fans are advocating what basically amounts to as a strike at Mania. In other words, when the main event comes on, which should be HHH/Reigns, they want fans to show their displeasure by just getting up and walking out.

    While I think that's crap, why would you spend all that money to go to Dallas and walk out, it would work in a way. If a quarter or more of your audience leaves before that match it would show Vince and company, on their biggest night of the year just exactly how fans feel. But as I said it's bullshit and who in their right mind would do that, but it is possible. I wouldn't do it, but at the same time like I said before, just because I buy a ticket doesn't mean I want to see someone like for example Sheamus or Del Rio.
     
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  6. Just Zay'n

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    Yeah, I don't think the tickets (per se) really have anything to do with Reigns' push. That Forbes report on Superstar salaries really sheds some light on the situation. Reigns earns approximately $2.1m a year, which is not the salary that guys at the absolute tip top of the roster get paid. Hell, Seth Rollins got paid (just) more than Reigns last year, at $2.2m.

    Surely whoever draws the most gets paid the most. It seems logical. WWE isn't going to pay a Superstar more than what they make the company. If anything, Rollins is the one who's being pushed the most out of the Shield... which is actually really obvious when you think about it.
     
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  7. WranglerVinny

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    I agree. Reigns doesn't deserve the hate he is getting. Most fan are too stupid to realize it's been 2 years since they claimed WWE was pushing him. Also, fans are hard to please these days. I mean, if you're not doing 360 flips from the top rope and elbows through tables, then you're not worthy anymore. Heck, if I wanted to see an acrobat I'd go to the circus. I'm old school, and wresting should be wrestling.

    Reigns deserves everything... boo him if you like, but WWE has little care for your hate. They know Reigns is big, and stadium fans can be a completely different crowd than the majority.
     
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