THE RISE OF ROMAN REIGNS

Roman Reigns wins the 2015 Royal Rumble.

Roman Reigns wins the 2015 Royal Rumble.

Roman Reigns has won the 2015 Royal Rumble. As a result, the relationship between the WWE and the WWE's fans is as strained and contentious as ever.

I'm a fan of Roman's. I've always liked him and always thought he could be exactly what the WWE wanted him to be so long as they booked him properly and emphasized his strengths. This is a common perspective among many long-time pro-wrestling fans. It's truly a shame to watch his career, and the future of the company, be negatively affected as a result of bad booking and not consistently creating a character that could convincingly face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.

(You can here me and my long-time friend and fellow pro-wrestling fan Al Monelli talk more about this on The Work of Wrestling podcast, which is available in iTunes)

Recently I went back and watched this brief video I made about Roman Reigns way back in July of 2014. Give it a watch and comment below with your reactions.

What's it like to watch this video knowing what we now know?

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