For weeks now WWE has been teasing a face to face confrontation between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar on Raw, and this week it finally happened, just not in the way Roman Reigns would have liked.
Lesnar got the upper hand on Roman Reigns, and brutally assaulted The Big Dog on Raw. Reigns later had to be placed on a stretcher and taken to a medical facility, and WWE posted the following update on Roman on WWE.com:
“As Roman Reigns was in the process of being taken into custody by U.S. Marshals for violating his suspension this past Monday night, Universal Champion Brock Lesnar brutally attacked the handcuffed Big Dog, who needed to be rushed to a local medical facility in the wake of one of the most callous assaults in WWE history.
Little is known about Reigns’ condition at this time, but one has to imagine that The Beast Incarnate’s actions have changed the landscape of the Universal Championship Match at WrestleMania. After all, most Superstars have difficulty simply standing upright in a match against The Conqueror. What chance does Reigns have if he’s still recovering from Beast-incurred injuries?”
It seems that WWE officials are trying to do everything in their power to get Roman Reigns over as a babyface heading into WrestleMania.
Unfortunately it might not be working out quite as well as they would like it to as the fans chanted “you deserve it” at Roman Reigns while he was getting beaten by Brock Lesnar on Raw.
In any case, there’s still a few weeks to go before the Show of Shows, so we’ll have to see who gets cheered when these two face off on the Grandest Stage of Them All.