On the climax of SmackDown, we noticed Roman Reigns align with Paul Heyman in a transfer most of us by no means thought we might see.
The heel flip has lastly come and WWE have performed it completely within the opening exchanges.
At WWE Payback, the Large Canine gained the Common title that he by no means misplaced and he did it the Paul Heyman manner.
Braun Strowman and The Fiend beat the residing daylights out of one another for ten minutes earlier than Reigns lastly made his option to the highest of the stage.
Flanked by Heyman, Reigns lastly signed the contract and entered the match with each males laying susceptible having damaged the ring with a superplex.
He tried a pair of pins however to no avail, so he began sporting out every man with a metal chair. After beating down Strowman, Reigns went for the pin and informed the referee “rely it, b****.”
That’s a complete departure from the cookie-cutter Roman Reigns we’ve all come to know and love/hate.
Then The Fiend would come again to life – as he all the time does – and attempt to get the Mandible Claw on Reigns, however the returning Large Canine gave The Fiend a swift low blow straight out of the heel textbook.
That’s not a shortcut that Reigns would often take, however followers are completely loving his new angle.
After the match, Reigns took his belt and celebrated on the stage with Heyman by his aspect and it seems to be like a brand new period of terror – much like Brock Lesnar after defeating John Cena at SummerSlam 2014 – is upon us.
WWE have completely revamped Reigns’ character and as he not too long ago stated on Twitter, he’s been ready a very long time for this.
In addition to bringing CM Punk again in a significant manner, turning Roman Reigns heel might be the largest trick WWE had left up their sleeve and the early execution seems to be paying dividends with the followers.
Reigns in fact needed to relinquish the Common title again in 2018 as he battled with leukemia for the second time in his life and he hadn’t had a shot at it once more since earlier than Payback.