With WrestleMania 34 fast approaching, there is a lot of excitement leading up to the biggest show of the year. Even though there are going to be more than ten matches on the card, including the pre-show, eyes are going to be focused on Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns for the WWE Univeral Championship. With Brock Lesnar likely leaving after WrestleMania 34, there is speculation that Reigns will become Paul Heyman’s newest client, but should it actually occur?
Starting his career in the company developmental system Florida Championship Wrestling, which re-branded to NXT, it took Reigns nearly two years before getting called up to the WWE main roster. During his time in the WWE, Reigns has made quite the name for himself, as he has experience holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, United States Championship, Intercontinental Championship, and the Tag Team Championship with Seth Rollins.
Outside of titles, Reigns also won the 2015 Royal Rumble, has tied the record for most eliminations in a single Survivor Series match in 2013 (4), contains the most eliminations in a Royal Rumble match (12), is the twenty-eighth Triple Crown Champion in WWE history, and is also the seventeenth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. With Reigns on the main roster for almost four years now, the number of accomplishments he contains is impressive.
Starting his own career in WCW, Paul Heyman is best known for being one of the greatest managers in all of pro wrestling. From his time in WCW, ECW, and the WWE, his microphone skills are superb. When Heyman has a microphone in his hand, his promotion execution is amazing.
Ever since Seth Rollins turned on Dean Ambrose and Reigns, the WWE has tried their hardest to make Roman Reigns the “baby face” of the company, considering John Cena isn’t getting any younger. Even though the company has high hopes for Reigns, crowds haven’t given him the same reaction as they would for other favorable wrestlers. There are many reasons why the fans aren’t too fond of Reigns, but the biggest reason involves the WWE forcing him upon the community.
When Paul Heyman is in the ring, it’s a treat to watch him cut a promo. On the other hand, the same cannot be said for Reigns, because when Reigns is in the ring with a microphone, it’s difficult at points to hear him over the booing.
On paper, Heyman has a proven track record of managing top talent and helping them become some of the biggest superstars in wrestling. From Big Show, CM Punk, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and more, it’s proven that if there is potential at hand, Heyman can mold any wrestler into a superstar. While Reigns is an excellent wrestler, his problem involves his lack of promotion skills. By working with Heyman, it could potentially fix that ongoing issue.
For the past year, there have been rumors that Brock Lesnar could be leaving the company, as his contract expires after WrestleMania 34. With that in mind, barring any changes to his deal, this would be the perfect time for Reigns and Heyman to establish a business relationship.
At the end of the day, Roman Reigns should become the next Paul Heyman client if the WWE is willing to hand him a new path. With Heyman as Reigns’ manager, this works out for both the company and the fans.
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