WWE kicked off Friday’s episode of SmackDown, which was the first TV show to have fans in attendance in over a year, with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and The Usos vs. Edge, Rey Mysterio, and Dominik Mysterio.
Paul Heyman took to Instagram to comment on Reigns’ status with WWE as a top star and the fans being back.
He wrote, “Last night was the first time @WWE #SmackDown was presented in front of LIVE audience since the start of the Era of the #TribalChief, and it all re-affirmed where #UniversalHeavyweightChampion @romanreigns stands right now, which is head and shoulders above anyone else,” Heyman wrote. “Above their connection to the crowd. Above anyone else’s ability to raise the temperature in the room that’s already boiling over.
“To be blunt, this is a most pivotal run in the chronicles of World Wrestling Entertainment. #RomanReigns has upped the levels of what an absolute top superstar in #WWE can deliver. And here’s the best part, we’re just getting started! Welcome back to the #WWEUniverse. With Respect, The Island of Relevancy Tourism Board, Witness History Unfold in Front of Your Very Eyes.”
MVP, who is the manager of WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, took issue with Heyman stating that Reigns is “above anyone else’s ability to raise the temperature in the room that’s already boiling over.” MVP said that he knows someone who is capable of doing the same and that person is Lashley.
Reigns is scheduled to defend his title tonight against Edge at Money in the Bank while Lashley is going up against Kofi Kingston.
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