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SmackDown Wrestler Says WWE Had To Pick Between Him & Roman Reigns As The Next Face Of WWE

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 20, 1989) – NWA Main Event

On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the “NWA Halloween Havoc 1989” PPV.

The card can be found below:

Rick Steiner & Robin Greene go on a date

Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Wright vs. Lee Scott & Mark Smith

Jack Victory & Rip Morgan vs. Scott Hall & Ranger Ross

Jim Cornette Promo

Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin vs. Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane

• SmackDown Wrestler Says WWE Had To Pick Between Him & Roman Reigns As The Next Face Of WWE

While speaking to talkSPORT, former Intercontinental Champion Big E revealed that when choosing the face of the company, WWE had him and Roman Reigns as the two options.

Below is what The New Day member said:

“There was a point – and I don’t know if this was a thing – but there was a rumour that the choice was between me and Roman and they were kind of deciding [who to push].

To me, Roman made so much sense – look at him! You can say what you want about him, but look at the guy.

I’ve been in the ring with him and he’s incredible, he gets so much love. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone say ‘I didn’t enjoy working with him’ or ‘I didn’t think he was good in the ring.’

If you’ve been in the ring with [you’d know] he deserves the spot he got!

So 6 or 7 years ago, it wouldn’t have made sense [for me to get the push] and I wasn’t ready for it then.

Now I feel so much more comfortable as a performer, as a promo and in my character – and unabashedly being myself.

I feel capable of being whatever this run is going to be.”

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