There are many people behind the new character change for Roman Reigns, but it seems that there a number of people who feel his initial pushes were a bit too much.
John Cena Sr has spoken in an interview with Wrestling Insiders that he feels Reigns was rammed down everyone’s throats when the time wasn’t right with The Shield – although he respects where Reigns is now.
As far as the Shield goes, Roman was just part of a faction. The other two carried Roman Reigns – I’ll be right up front with you. I think the mistake they made with Roman Reigns was I don’t like roast beef, but I’m gonna shove it down your throat anyway. That’s what happened. If they would’ve done what you suggested – a little bit at a time – and keep you guessing, he’s kind of that tweener. You don’t know which side he’s gonna be on. You never know when Reigns is gonna be a nice guy or an SOB. What they’ve done now is they’ve brought him to a point where he belongs. He’s got rid of that Shield BS as far as I’m concerned, he’s come in and he’s a terror. He’s dominant and he’s the man to beat right now… I think Reigns has reached a point where he’s on top of the world.
In the same interview, the father of ‘The Doctor Of Thuganomics’ discussed how he feels there will never be a new ‘face’ of the WWE.
He did name stars such as Steve Austin and The Rock, but reckons there will be no way to create top-level stars like in the past.
It’s never gonna happen again. You will never have the face of the company… let’s go back – Steve Austin, there’s a man who carried it, the character was fantastic, and the fans loved it. The Rock – let’s just take a look at how it was and how it is. You can develop superstars, and they’re not doing that anymore. But you’ll never develop another face of the company, and you’ll never get somebody to follow – even in the female division. I don’t care whether you’re male or female, the fact of the matter is, you’ll never have that and it won’t be there. As far as ‘This is the face of WWE,’ it’s never gonna happen again… I think what they will have is a series of superstars that you and I are willing to follow, maybe one more than the other, but it won’t be the longevity that you and I have seen – 12 years, 16 years, maybe a year. You’ll never, ever see what you’ve seen with a Cena, a Rock, a Austin, a Jericho – you’ll never see that. It will never happen.
With thanks to 411 Mania for the transcription.