Rumored Feud for Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31, More on Night of Champions, Lesnar

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There continues to be talk that Brock Lesnar will take the WWE World Heavyweight Title from John Cena this summer and build to a Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for WrestleMania 31. This would be Reigns’ big WrestleMania moment and coronation as the new top babyface.

There is no confirmation that Lesnar is booked to defeat Cena at SummerSlam but word is that the pay-per-view is going to be big and September’s Night of Champions pay-per-view will be just as big to help with WWE Network renewals. As noted before, Lesnar will be working Night of Champions.

(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

  • Yoyo

    Got a feeling this network thing may help the product in the long run.. they need to impress all year round to keep people subscribed!

    • codys moustache

      Exactly

  • Bryan

    Be prepared. You people will no longer have a gag reflex after as much they’re going to shove roman down your throat for the rest of the year. I say he kicks out of 4 pedigrees at summerslam.

    • bakayaro_konoyaro666

      Just someone new to feed the “REAL” talent to. We go from Austin and the Rock, to a fuckboy with wristbands who can’t even make a dropkick look good, to a long haired big guy who acts tough tough on screen, but the microphone bullies him during segments. He can’t wrestle either. Everyone says “oh he has potential. He has a look” what fag cares about his looks? And just because someone has potential, doesn’t mean they’ll reach it.

      • codys moustache

        Haha he does get bullied by the mic. What a douche

      • Monkey D. Luffy

        give this man a dollar for speaking the truth!

      • chris

        Quit bitching and stop watching if you don’t like it..

        • bakayaro_konoyaro666

          Please don’t start the pussy shit. I’d expect this from a nerdy white kid but not some black guy

    • Arvind

      I say Roman Reigns beats Triple H, Randy Orton and Kane in a 3 on 1 Handicap match at Summerslam.

    • ksedude

      I don’t understand why WWE feels like their “top babyface” has to appear as if he’s literally not a human being like the rest of the roster. I was born in ’91, and I started watching wrestling during the rise of Rock and Austin. Those guys were definitely the faces of WWE. However, I don’t remember ever feeling like they were 100% invincible and could never be beaten. It was way more entertaining to think “Will they win? Will they lose? What’s gonna happen?!?” and not things like “Well, it’s John Cena. I wonder when (not if) he’ll hit the AA or lock in the STF and win this one.”

      To me, it makes it more unpredictable and realistic to have vulnerabilities. Going off your (probably correct) example, a pedigree if hit fully should put you down for the count, whether you’re a jobber or a star. This is supposed to be the reality era. The key word is REALITY. Moves like the pedigree are booked to appear as one of the most devastating moves in all of WWE. So.. realistically you should be down after being hit. The suspense comes from avoiding being hit with it at all costs. If you can kick out of multiple pedigrees like nothing, then you completely kill any feeling of Triple H being a real threat, which last time I checked is the fucking point of sports-entertainment.

      Unless you’re the Ultimate Warrior.

    • jmull

      Our gag reflex should be looong gone since we’ve been forced to deepthroat Cena and Orton for ten years. I know Reigns is not the most technical worker, but I have enjoyed his work so far. At least it is a fresh face.

  • bakayaro_konoyaro666

    If this many people are already this sick of Roman, imagine how we’ll feel about him a few years down the line.

  • Jaime Villasana

    I wonder if the Rock is teaching Roman how to suck verga?

  • codys moustache

    If its reigns vs lesner for sure at mania then expect triple h vs ambrose

    • Bryan

      I would like to see HHH vs Ambrose. Lesnar vs Roman however……..eehh no.

      • codys moustache

        I feel the same. What I really want to see though is Ambrose vs cena!
        The promo potential!!!!!

  • Monkey D. Luffy

    How the fuck could Lesnar beating Cena not be confirmed?

    Cena cannot beat Brock under any circumstance.

    As much as i would love a Cena-replacement, It’s just too early for Reigns to be main eventing so early in his career especially when he hasn’t developed his mic skills or proved to be a viable wrestler in singles competition.

    Sucks that he has to defeat Lesnar in the most unrealistic manner since he Lesnar is a former UFC champion and the man that defeated the Undertaker’s streak.

    It would make Taker’s streak seem meaningless and devalued if a beast like Lesnar were to be defeated by someone like Reigns unless he is booked as a badass beast before mania, similarly to Lesnar in his early career.

    • codys moustache

      Exactly

    • Bryan

      Anybody can be booked as a beast, but being a beast still won’t carry a 20 minute match.

      • Monkey D. Luffy

        that’s why i don’t see this feud succeeding as the finale match will probably be done WWE-style/Cena style by having Lesnar carry Reigns (boy will that be fun), destroy him for the first 14 mins and then Reigns throws in his signatures after 5 mins of punching and irish whips. Reigns will get the victory in an unrealistic manner (IN MY OPINION!) thus reducing the accomplishments of Lesnar to NOTHING.

        • chris

          Brock carrying somebody in a match is laughable.. you can stop that right now

          • Monkey D. Luffy

            That’s my point exactly

          • Bryan

            That shows you how laughable roman’s skills are lmao

    • chris

      Not to be a buzzkill but a lot of people have already forgot that Brock beat the streak..sorry…secondly Brock is a part time guy..whats with people wanting these part timers to be the main guy all the time..

      • Bryan

        How can we forget? Paul Heyman has done really great job keeping it fresh on our minds.

    • Wrestling_fan

      Couldn’t agree more. Reigns couldn’t cut a promo to save his life. Lesnar & Reigns should have a match to determine to see who has the better (or worse) mic skills.
      In fact, am yet to see one full match which had reigns as a singles competitor.

  • CMP

    I guess this means Daniel Bryan is out of the title picture huh? What a waste.

    • chris

      He s hurt…did u forget that?

      • CMP

        Earlier reports stated that the plan was Bryan would return to reclaim the titles…But now Lesnar will take the belts from Cena at SS. And I assume Lesnar will be champ until Mania. That’s about 8 months. Which would lead to Reigns v. Lesnar. Then Reigns would win the belt. Probably having a lengthy run as well. Bryan just doesn’t fit in winning the belts with this current report injured or not.

  • codys moustache

    I don’t actually think reigns is good enough to main event wrestlemania. His ring work is overrated at the moment. He runs around a lot. That’s his thing and its bollocks. Wanna see some in ring development leading up to the rumble

  • jmull

    Best news I’ve heard in a while! I’ve got 3rd row ringside seats to Night of Champions I need to sell!!

    • Rico

      Really? Might take you up on that offer.

      • jmull

        Yup, Section 3 Row 3

        • Rico

          Sounds good. I live near the Nashville area.

  • http://www.BatmanRulez.com/ Mojo Jojo

    WHERE THE F*** IS DANIEL BRYAN? He should be the champion.

  • Vicki Lea

    For the people who say Reigns can’t wrestle then how about you get in the ring and wrestle. WWE is scripted. Before the wrestlers do a promo, they read a script. The only person who comes up with their own material is Punk. Reigns has been in the WWE over a year and has a lot to learn. Even Stone Cold said Reigns will be a top superstar. So if you don’t like it then don’t watch it.

  • SemajTheSellout

    I’m gonna play devil’s advocate here. I think Ambrose and Rollins are better wrestlers. I honestly do. But, wow. I don’t get the Roman hate. I honestly see a lot of Undertaker in this guy.

    Taker was not the best on the mic. Roman has more offense than Taker in his early years. Roman can appeal to a more wide audience, so it makes business sense. He’s explosive as hell (and his apron kick shits on ‘old school’). And Roman has a great upside because he is getting better every day. Granted he doesn’t have the gimmick Taker had, but that gimmick was 70% of Takers career. The other 30 % was his athletic ability. And that’s not to say it’s a bad thing, but to act like Taker was Guerrero or Benoit in the ring is ridiculous.

    Sure, we want to see Rollins and Ambrose at the top, but Reigns is much better suited as the top babyface of the comany.

    Rollins and Ambrose will be great Heel champions at some point. And I can’t wait. But there is no reason Reigns can’t succeed.

  • Paul

    Bray wyatt is best for business