In the last couple of years, Roman Reigns has received a lot of pushback from the WWE Universe for a variety of reasons. He has become one of the most popular superstars but hasn’t earned that kind of respect from hardcore wrestling fans. In light of that, former WWE superstar Scott Hall recently told Sports illustrated that he believes the company should have continued to push him as the main guy.
“I would have kept pushing the guy. I didn’t like what they did when he put Finn Bálor over on Raw and they humbled him after the match. He had to do an interview in the aisle after he lost and put Bálor over again. But that was on the heels of something happening with him and the Wellness Program. There is only one place to work now, so things have tightened up. If you don’t like it, what are you going to do? So Vince is cracking the whip, and everybody’s got to get in line. When I was there, they drug tested. Sometimes, in a ten-day loop, we’d have four drug tests. They cracked the whip then too, and everybody got in line. If you want to work in the United States, there is only one place to work—and that is WWE. If they’re running a tight ship, then get in line.”