Roman Reigns

WrestleMania 33 In Review: The Deadman Becomes Immortal

WrestleMania 33 was a show of two halves, front-loaded with work rate, punctuated by a preposterous slice of pseudo-reality TV, and with an ending that felt gratuitously melancholic more than triumphant, fond, or hard-won, even if it did mark the final brief chapter in the twenty-six-and-a-half year career of arguably the greatest and most beloved WWE superstar of all time. The…

Inane Final Hour Spoils WWE Fastlane 2016

The PPV between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania invariably proves something of a halfway house. Storylines towards the top of the card tend to have been established at the Rumble, and the aim is therefore to advance their progress, increasing the level of intensity in notches until WWE’s annual showcase event. For those elsewhere on the roster, the PPV can seem little…

Apathy Reigns at WWE Royal Rumble 2016

The 2016 Royal Rumble took place on Sunday 24 January from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, and for the third year in a row one of WWE’s defining events disappointed. The victory of Triple H in the Rumble proper did not bring about the sort of ire directed at Batista and Roman Reigns in years past – and the event…

WWE TLC 2015 Refigures Roman Reigns

In the context of contemporary WWE PPVs, this year’s TLC was a success. Despite a relatively short build, taking place just three weeks after Survivor Series, an otherwise mediocre show was lifted by an exceptional opener and a noteworthy conclusion to the main event, which pitted WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus against perennial challenger Roman Reigns. The event took place…

WWE Survivor Series 2015 Slaps Fans in the Face

At Hell in a Cell just last month, after a string of PPVs boasting mediocre undercards and slapdash main events, there were finally some signs of life in the wheezing machine that is WWE. Inside the cell Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker put on the strongest match of their three-match series, a physical bout with an inventive finish which managed to wrap some…