Roman Reigns is one of the most controversial figures in WWE today due to the fact that he divides the audience, and everyone seems to have their own opinion in regards to how they think Roman should be booked.
Even though Roman gets pushed as a face, he’s often booed by the fans, and Eric Bischoff recently told Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV that he wishes WWE would embrace the idea of a heel turn for Reigns.
“Is he a fan favorite if that’s what you mean by over? No. Does he have the right kind of heat that is constructive and can be used in order to advance a storyline? Questionable. But I don’t think that that’s Roman’s fault. I think the way he’s been packaged and the way he’s been presented and dare I say it, because I don’t like to be critical but there’s no other way to say it, he’s been forced down everybody’s throats for two years. But no matter how good you are, I don’t care if you’re Vince McMahon or you’re Steven Spielberg or if you’re William freaking Shakespeare, it’s doesn’t matter. The audience is only going to go so far. You can only force that fish to swim upstream until it just gets tired and has to go the other way. I wish they would turn him heel. I wish they would embrace that.”
Eric was also asked if he thinks he’ll be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame someday, but he said he doesn’t see it happening.
“Probably never. I don’t see it. Everyone’s got opinions about that, I’ve got my own. I don’t think about it. People ask me about it in interviews and I have to respond. I personally don’t ever see it happening.”