By KEVIN WONG – BLEACHER REPORT – APRIL 19, 2018
The WWE is, by all indications, continuing its four-year mission to get Roman Reigns over. And the latest strategy—beating him into pulp—won’t work either.
The overall sentiment of this tactic—garnering sympathy for the underdog—is nothing new. It’s been a reliable staple of professional wrestling since its beginnings. It’s the beatdown before the inevitable comeback; it puts heat on the heel and frames the babyface as an overachiever.
In most cases, though, WWE celebrates the shift in momentum. After taking a beating, Hulk Hogan “hulks up” to finish his opponents; Undertaker sits up; and John Cena‘s entire mantra is “Never Give Up.” … Read the Full Story HERE