History Wrestling / RomanReigns

7th Oct '16 12:27:14 AM SomeoneElse17
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* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: Reigns invoked this big-time at [=WrestleMania=] 31 vs Brock Lesnar. During the match, Reigns ate FOUR F-5s from Brock Lesnar (it took THREE for Brock to [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable beat Undertaker at [=WrestleMania=]]]) and a Curb Stomp from Seth Rollins before finally being pinned.
** Then came the 8/15/16 edition of RAW, which is perhaps a better example of this trope and one of the most toughest Main Event matches in his WWE career. Before said match, his opponent, Rusev [[labelnote:Explanation]] To be fair to Rusev, Roman Reigns slightly ruined Rusev and Lana's wedding celebration on the preceding edition (By Superman-punching Rusev into Lana, who was splattered with their wedding cake)[[/labelnote]], attacked him from behind and left one of his arms dinged. Despite the minor injury, Roman still decided to fight in the match. And in said match, he took an assortment of beatings that was draining '''THE''' life out of him. From more than one chairless headshots (ironically still half-nearing the number of steel chair headshots Mick Foley got from The Rock), kicks to the back (most likely the spine), risk getting his other arm damaged by the steel steeps. And Reigns managed to kick out like a mere six times, despite all the varied beatings. More than once (with a bad arm), he slipped out of Rusev's sleeper hold. In conclusion, Reigns still magaged to perform his signature moves and eventually win the match.

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* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: HowMuchMoreCanHeTake:
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Reigns invoked this big-time at [=WrestleMania=] 31 vs Brock Lesnar. During the match, Reigns ate FOUR F-5s from Brock Lesnar (it took THREE for Brock to [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable beat Undertaker at [=WrestleMania=]]]) and a Curb Stomp from [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle Seth Rollins Rollins]] before finally being pinned.
** Then came the 8/15/16 edition of RAW, which is perhaps a better example of this trope and one of the most toughest Main Event matches in his WWE career. Before said match, his opponent, Rusev [[labelnote:Explanation]] To be fair to Rusev, Roman Reigns slightly ruined Rusev and Lana's career as he faced the full brunt of Rusev's rage for ruining the man's wedding celebration on with Lana the preceding edition (By Superman-punching week before. Before said match, Rusev into Lana, who was splattered with their wedding cake)[[/labelnote]], attacked him from behind and left one of his arms dinged. Despite the minor injury, Roman still decided to fight in the match. And in said match, he took an assortment of beatings that was draining '''THE''' life out of him. From more than one chairless headshots (ironically still half-nearing the number of steel chair headshots Mick Foley got from The Rock), kicks to the back (most likely the spine), risk risking getting his other arm damaged by the steel steeps. And Reigns managed to kick out like a mere six times, despite all the varied beatings. More than once (with a bad arm), he slipped out of Rusev's sleeper hold. In conclusion, Reigns still magaged managed to perform his signature moves and eventually win the match.



* InformedFlaw: Since turning {{heel}}, Rollins has talked about how Reigns is full of unbelieveable anger and that Reigns is nothing without him because only he could harness Reigns's power effectively. Neither thing has been proved thus far; Reigns is actually quite calm and collected for a wrestler (apart from that "screaming at the sky" thing), and has continued to decimate opponents without Rollins.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Reigns is at least the ''tenth'' guy from his bloodline to appear in a WWF/E ring. Others include Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} (and his sons Wrestling/TheUsos), The Original {{Wild Samoan}}s (who are his father and uncle), the late Wrestling/{{Umaga}} and Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, the Tonga Kid, and his brother, who went by the name Rosey. Oh, and his cousin, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne something or other.]] Oh, and somebody finally put all of this together into [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/31e6432871156d11786202c012470072/tumblr_n19tgyCtGQ1rzcokbo1_1280.png family tree format]]. InTheBlood might be an understatement.

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* InformedFlaw: Since turning {{heel}}, Rollins has talked about how Reigns is full of unbelieveable unbelievable anger and that Reigns is nothing without him because only he could harness Reigns's power effectively. Neither thing has been proved thus far; Reigns is actually quite calm and collected for a wrestler (apart from that "screaming at the sky" thing), and has continued to decimate opponents without Rollins.
Rollins. Even when he's furiously beating away at a hated enemy he focuses on the beating rather than wasting time ChewingTheScenery or falling into psychosis.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Reigns is at least the ''tenth'' guy from his bloodline to appear in a WWF/E ring. Others include Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} (and his sons Wrestling/TheUsos), The Original {{Wild Samoan}}s (who are his father and uncle), the late Wrestling/{{Umaga}} and Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, the Tonga Kid, and his brother, who went by the name Rosey. Oh, and his cousin, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne something or other.]] Oh, and somebody finally put all of this together into [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/31e6432871156d11786202c012470072/tumblr_n19tgyCtGQ1rzcokbo1_1280.png family tree format]]. InTheBlood might be an understatement. Appropriately, his team-up with the Usos in spring 2016 against Wrestling/AJStyles [[Wrestling/BulletClub and]] [[Wrestling/KarlAnderson The]] [[Wrestling/DrewHankinson Club]] was called The Bloodline.


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* PowerTrio:
** Wrestling/TheShield with Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/SethRollins from 2012-2014.
** The Bloodlines with [[WrestlingFamily his cousins]] Wrestling/TheUsos in spring 2016.
7th Oct '16 12:14:34 AM SomeoneElse17
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* {{Expy}}: Multi-generational wrestler that first appears as part of a PowerStable, is attached to Wrestling/TripleH, later breaks away and turns face, and appears to be on the fast track to main event status... Reigns 2013-2014, or Wrestling/RandyOrton 2003-2004? He even gets over the same way. Orton had a hard time getting over as a face and thus got his main event push as a heel -- as it turns out, all he needed to do was beat up people the fans LoveToHate or had XPacHeat, like the [=McMahons=] (which is ironic because they finally got him over as a face when he was supposed to be getting over as the top ''heel''). Reigns doesn't need to be some weird fusion of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], Wrestling/JohnCena, or [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]], all he needs to do is beat people up (and not "overcome the odds") and talk less. Hence, his NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Wrestling/TripleH did more for him in ten minutes than the last ten months of booking.

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* {{Expy}}: Multi-generational wrestler that first appears as part of a PowerStable, is attached to Wrestling/TripleH, later breaks away and turns face, and appears to be on the fast track to main event status... Reigns 2013-2014, or Wrestling/RandyOrton 2003-2004? He even gets over the same way. Orton had a hard time getting over as a face and thus got his main event push as a heel -- as it turns out, all he needed to do was beat up people the fans LoveToHate or had XPacHeat, like the [=McMahons=] (which is ironic because they finally got him over as a face when he was supposed to be getting over as the top ''heel''). Reigns doesn't need to be some weird fusion of [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]], Wrestling/JohnCena, or [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]], all he needs to do is beat people up (and not "overcome the odds") and talk less. Hence, his NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Wrestling/TripleH did more for him in ten minutes than the last ten months of booking.booking beforehand.
15th Sep '16 6:03:48 PM Gimere
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: He was scheduled for a match against Seth Rollins at ''Night of Champions'', but [[GameBreakingInjury it had to be cancelled due to Reigns undergoing emergency surgery for an incarcerated hernia.]]
23rd Aug '16 4:12:49 PM Killztwice
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* EnemyMine: Shortly after Mania 32, Reigns was put in a tag match against the League of Nations with former arch enemy Bray Wyatt as his partner. Contrary to expectations, Reigns and Wyatt actual worked amazingly well as a team.
19th Aug '16 10:51:19 AM JC96
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** Then came the 8/15/16 edition of RAW, which was perhaps one of the most toughest Main Event matches in his WWE career. Before said match, his opponent, Rusev [[labelnote:Explanation]] To be fair to Rusev, Roman Reigns slightly ruined Rusev and Lana's wedding celebration on the preceding edition (By Superman-punching Rusev into Lana, who was splattered with their wedding cake)[[/labelnote]], attacked him from behind and left one of his arms dinged. Despite the minor injury, Roman still decided to fight in the match. And in said match, he took an assortment of beatings that was draining '''THE''' life out of him. From more than one chairless headshots (ironically still half-nearing the number of steel chair headshots Mick Foley got from The Rock), kicks to the back (most likely the spine), risk getting his other arm damaged by the steel steeps. And Reigns managed to kick out like a mere six times, despite all the varied beatings. More than once (with a bad arm), he slipped out of Rusev's sleeper hold. In conclusion, Reigns still magaged to perform his signature moves and eventually win the match.
** But the above-mentioned match was nothing compared to his the assortmen

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** Then came the 8/15/16 edition of RAW, which was is perhaps a better example of this trope and one of the most toughest Main Event matches in his WWE career. Before said match, his opponent, Rusev [[labelnote:Explanation]] To be fair to Rusev, Roman Reigns slightly ruined Rusev and Lana's wedding celebration on the preceding edition (By Superman-punching Rusev into Lana, who was splattered with their wedding cake)[[/labelnote]], attacked him from behind and left one of his arms dinged. Despite the minor injury, Roman still decided to fight in the match. And in said match, he took an assortment of beatings that was draining '''THE''' life out of him. From more than one chairless headshots (ironically still half-nearing the number of steel chair headshots Mick Foley got from The Rock), kicks to the back (most likely the spine), risk getting his other arm damaged by the steel steeps. And Reigns managed to kick out like a mere six times, despite all the varied beatings. More than once (with a bad arm), he slipped out of of Rusev's sleeper hold. In conclusion, conclusion, Reigns still magaged to perform his signature moves and eventually win the match.
** But the above-mentioned match was nothing compared to his the assortmen
match.
19th Aug '16 10:50:28 AM JC96
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** Then came the 8/15/16 edition of RAW, which was perhaps one of the most toughest Main Event matches in his WWE career. Before said match, his opponent, Rusev [[labelnote:Explanation]] To be fair to Rusev, Roman Reigns slightly ruined Rusev and Lana's wedding celebration on the preceding edition (By Superman-punching Rusev into Lana, who was splattered with their wedding cake)[[/labelnote]], attacked him from behind and left one of his arms dinged. Despite the minor injury, Roman still decided to fight in the match. And in said match, he took an assortment of beatings that was draining '''THE''' life out of him. From more than one chairless headshots (ironically still half-nearing the number of steel chair headshots Mick Foley got from The Rock), kicks to the back (most likely the spine), risk getting his other arm damaged by the steel steeps. And Reigns managed to kick out like a mere six times, despite all the varied beatings. More than once (with a bad arm), he slipped out of Rusev's sleeper hold. In conclusion, Reigns still magaged to perform his signature moves and eventually win the match.
** But the above-mentioned match was nothing compared to his the assortmen
17th Aug '16 11:33:27 PM Hugpocalypse
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[[caption-width-right:300:One Versus All.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:One Versus All.]]
[[labelnote:Note]]"All" meaning "the fans"[[/labelnote]]]]
17th Aug '16 8:49:33 AM JamesAustin
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* AnalogyBackfire: Not exactly an ''analogy'' but Roman's CatchPhrase hasn't really caught on. If he's not a [[{{Heel}} bad guy]] and he's not a [[{{Face}} good guy]] then what exactly does it mean that he's "'''the''' guy"? It seemed as a clear analogy to him being a tweener on the ''Raw'' after ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'', but afterwards, when he kept on the face role? We know what WWE [[TheAce WANT audiences to think]], but so far people have been considering him more [[TheGenericGuy another type of "guy"]]...
17th Aug '16 8:43:38 AM JamesAustin
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* BookEnds: Reigns started his ascent to the top at the 2015 Wrestling/RoyalRumble in Philadelphia, who booed him out of the building. He completed his ascent eleven months later, in the very same city, on the December 14, 2015 edition of RAW, and the crowd that once shunned him couldn't cheer loud enough when he won the title.
* BreakoutCharacter: Since it's become more obvious in the booking that WWE looks at Reigns as a potential successor to the top face throne, there's been a bit of this towards him from fans that are afraid of what this could mean for Rollins and Ambrose's post-Shield futures—namely a [[DemotedToExtra lack thereof]]. This is understandable, as WWE has been detrimentally addicted to the idea of manufacturing {{breakup breakout}}s ever since Wrestling/ShawnMichaels unintentionally left his Rockers tag team partner Marty Jannetty in the dust.\\\
This has calmed down somewhat significantly since Seth Rollins shocked the world by betraying the Shield the night after ''Payback'', as the resulting storyline has completely laid bare the fact that WWE intends to do major things with all three of them.
** All three members of the Shield, Reigns included, are each other's biggest fans in the business and have routinely praised each other (and been praised by commentators) as future top stars. Furthermore, everything suggests that Dean and Seth have as good a chance as any in recent memory of averting the pattern, having been given enough character depth from their time in developmental all the way into the stretch of their run with the Shield that no one can objectively deny their importance.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: Reigns started his ascent to the top at the 2015 Wrestling/RoyalRumble ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' in Philadelphia, who booed him out of the building. He completed his ascent eleven months later, in the very same city, on the December 14, 2015 edition of RAW, ''Raw'', and the crowd that once shunned him couldn't cheer loud enough when he won the title.
* BreakoutCharacter: Since it's become more obvious in the booking that WWE looks at Reigns as a potential successor to the top face throne, there's been there was a bit of this towards fear about him from fans that are were afraid of what this could mean for Rollins and Ambrose's post-Shield futures—namely a [[DemotedToExtra lack thereof]]. This is was understandable, as WWE has been detrimentally addicted to the idea of manufacturing {{breakup breakout}}s ever since Wrestling/ShawnMichaels unintentionally left his Rockers tag team partner Marty Jannetty in the dust.\\\
dust. This has calmed down somewhat significantly since Seth Rollins shocked once the world by betraying breakup of the Shield the night after ''Payback'', as and the resulting storyline has completely laid bare the fact that WWE intends intended to do major things with all three of them.
** All three members of the Shield, Reigns included, are each other's biggest fans in the business and have routinely praised each other (and been praised by commentators) as future top stars.
them. Furthermore, everything suggests that Dean Rollins and Seth Ambrose have as good a chance as any in recent memory of averting the pattern, having been given enough character depth from their time in developmental all the way into the stretch of their run with the Shield that no one can objectively deny their importance.importance, culminating with all three of them becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champions by June 2016.
17th Aug '16 7:18:40 AM JamesAustin
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* AnalogyBackfire: Not exactly an ''analogy'' but Roman's CatchPhrase hasn't really caught on. If he's not a [[{{Heel}} bad guy]] and he's not a [[{{Face}} good guy]] then what exactly does it mean that he's "'''the''' guy"? It seemed as a clean analogy to him being a tweener on the ''Raw'' after ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'', but afterwards, when he kept on the face role? We know what WWE [[TheAce WANT audiences to think]], but so far people have been considering him more [[TheGenericGuy another type of "guy"]]...

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* AnalogyBackfire: Not exactly an ''analogy'' but Roman's CatchPhrase hasn't really caught on. If he's not a [[{{Heel}} bad guy]] and he's not a [[{{Face}} good guy]] then what exactly does it mean that he's "'''the''' guy"? It seemed as a clean clear analogy to him being a tweener on the ''Raw'' after ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'', but afterwards, when he kept on the face role? We know what WWE [[TheAce WANT audiences to think]], but so far people have been considering him more [[TheGenericGuy another type of "guy"]]...



** Right when he's about to have a big singles match on pay-per-view against Seth Rollins, fate will intervene and cut it off with an injury before the match can happen. Twice. [[note]]First for ''Night of Champions 2014'' when Roman goes down to emergency hernia surgery just days before the show, then a WWE title match at ''Survivor Series 2015'' when Seth has to surrender the championship midway into the build after tearing several ligaments in his knee at a house show.[[/note]]
*** Averted in 2016 when Rollins came back to reclaim the WWE Championship while Reigns was the champion. Reigns had failed a Wellness test prior to the event where their match was to finally take place, but that wasn't a reason to stop the match yet again, just to have Rollins beat him when it finally happened.

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** Right when he's about to have a big singles match on pay-per-view against Seth Rollins, fate will intervene and cut it off with an injury before the match can happen. Twice. [[note]]First for ''Night of Champions 2014'' when Roman goes down to emergency hernia surgery just days before the show, then a WWE title match at ''Survivor Series 2015'' when Seth has to surrender the championship midway into the build after tearing several ligaments in his knee at a house show.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] Averted in 2016 when Rollins came back to reclaim the WWE World Heavyweight Championship while Reigns was the champion. Reigns had failed a Wellness test prior to the event where their match was to finally take place, but that wasn't a reason to stop the match yet again, just to have Rollins beat him when it finally happened.
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