I'm going to call false on this as well. If this was, as you say, the match of the night by the crowd who are mostly hardcore fans (represented by the IWC), seeing as this was a PPV event, wouldn't that mean you just contradicted yourself? Also workrate and storytelling goes hand in hand neither are exclusive from each other. These are how you get the best matches like Bret vs Austin at WM13, the Shawn Michaels/Chris Jericho series in 2008, or even the Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens rivalry last year. These were hot programs since they combined great workrate and could tell a story in the ring. The IWC or hardcore crowd ate those matches up. Reigns still hasn't connected to the fans at least not relative to the level or the spot he's in. He headlines three Wrestlemania's and, from what I've, seen there's still a general disinterest in him being the top guy.