Vince McMahon is the biggest Roman Reigns fan in the world but the hate from a large segment of the fans seems to be growing. On this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, the fans in Brooklyn voiced their opinions on Reigns during his face-to-face confrontation with John Cena. In fact, the fans disliked both men so much that The Miz got a huge babyface reaction.
Sports Illustrated decided to follow-up on this and they spoke to fans outside of the Barclays Center, presumably on Tuesday before Smackdown Live. As you can see in the video below, the general sentiment seems to be that Reigns doesn’t deserve to be in the spot he is in.
Why do WWE fans hate Roman Reigns? We asked them. pic.twitter.com/vL1vG3JTC8
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 22, 2017
Reigns saw the video and responded accordingly:
The simple question here is to the Kids. Would you rather grow up and be like me, OR the guys from this video!??? https://t.co/45OtF2x1Fq
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 23, 2017
The fact is that Reigns is the top merchandise seller among full-time wrestlers (Cena is the number 1 merch seller) and Vince McMahon is dead-set on making Reigns the top guy.
In fact, you can expect him to get a bigger push over the next few months because they have big plans for him at WrestleMania. We won’t spoil it here but click here if you want to know what the plans are for him at WrestleMania.
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