Figured I would drop this here for those that haven’t seen it, the filmmaking crew at WWE continues to be the best in the business.
A huge, some would say YUGE takeaway from this video is at the very end when Roman talks about his wife and kids, how he says before every Mania that he’s “going out there to get some college money” for them before going a bit deeper into how much these events mean to him.
Of course this isn’t the first superstar to have their actual babyface talent completely ignored on TV (Zayn, Apollo come to mind.) But I am absolutely floored that this was not included or featured at all in any build-up to the match with Brock. I’m of the belief that if they had painted Roman as the man in this video, he could very, very easily be a white hot babyface against Brock who would then actually be a total foil to Reigns.
It’s so easy in my eyes to put the ultra private part timer who thinks he’s better than everybody against the full-timer who is fighting not only for the locker room but for his wife and children. Hell, you can even throw in him wanting to earn the respect of the crowd, too.
I think this the clearest evidence there has ever been that Roman can work as a babyface, but Vince’s micromanaging of the character is hamstringing him and probably has robbed Roman and the fans of multiple years of enjoying his work. What do you guys think about this video as a whole and the Roman stuff?