During a recent appearance on “Keepin It 100 with Konnan” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discussed the current storyline between Universal Champion Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns and revealed an idea how WWE can create a big money match with heel Roman Reigns as Universal Champion at next year’s WrestleMania 35.
Below is what Good Ol’ JR said:
“I think Brock Lesnar is a very smart guy cash wise. He’s done pretty damn good for himself in the squared circle or in the Octagon. He has made an enormous amount of money. Any of the boys that can go in their chosen world and make a lot of money…. I am (like) – Attaboy! That’s a good job!
I think there’s no wrestler in the company that wouldn’t take his deal. We can all b*tch about it – ‘He’s part-time.’ When I worked for Bill Watts in mid-south, Ric Flair was part-time. We got him about twice a year. We have a lot of guys that went in and out. It’s nothing new in the world of booking or wrestling. So I don’t have any issues with it.
I don’t have an issue with Roman beating Lesnar because they’re positioning Lesnar to be – ‘I don’t like you fans. I don’t like this business. I show up when I want to. I show up when I have to. I’m bigger than your game, WWE fans.’
So if they keep preaching that storyline, it’s obvious to me that the fans may not embrace Reigns as the babyface, I think they will, but they certainly will boo Lesnar because of his stated intentions and what his track record is. So I think it’s going to be kind of intriguing there.
Then what I have is – let’s say that Reigns becomes more of heel’ish. If Reigns makes the big step across the fence into the heel side because he’s got the big head now – ‘I don’t need you people… I’m the champion… You kiss my a$$…’ type of things, then you set him up for Braun Strowman.
And somewhere down the road the fans going to say out – ‘Reigns is impressive big physical guy, but he ain’t this guy and his mouth is bigger.’
But when they get a match, there has to be a winner. There can’t be no flukes, no count-outs, no disqualifications.
Then there’s your money match. And I would save that to WrestleMania next year.”