5. Stone Cold Explains Why WWE Shouldn’t Turn Roman Reigns Heel Now
During a recent edition of “The Steve Austin Show Unleashed” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin explained why WWE doesn’t need to turn “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns heel at the moment. Below is what Austin said:
“I think he’s got a great physique, good looking guy, pretty damn good worker. Story lines have been kinda all and off hot/cold, Roman Reigns in and of itself, I think he has star written all over him. He’s still gotta find his way, he’s still gotta climb his way up the ladder. He’s built to take the road, he’s always in shape. He doesn’t get gassed out in his matches. There’s a lot to like about the guy. So when he came out as the Shield, those three guys. Him, Seth, and Dean Ambrose they first came out as the Shield, they were really hot as heels. And all of a sudden they split ’em up and Roman — I don’t know it kinda just came out of that and all of those guys had to find their way and Vince picked him to be the babyface because of the response he was getting when he hit the ring.
He really draws your attention, if they can get his story lines straightened out I think the kid’s gonna be fine. I think they need to just keep running him like they’re running him, he’s doing good in the ring. I loved his matches with AJ. I think you keep him on the road that he’s on and you don’t turn him heel just for the sake of turning him heel to make the fans happy because you’re not pushing him anymore. Because if you turn him heel, you’re going to push him even harder so then if you were tired of him to begin with because he was over-pushed to begin with in your opinion, maybe you’re not gonna like him as a heel either.
So if he keeps going down the road in the fashion that he is that turns in an organic fashion – heel when the time is right, or just stays down the road the kid’s gonna be just fine. He still has things to learn in the ring. He still has to work to getting to the top, top level. But he’s a top guy in my opinion.”