History Wrestling / RomanReigns

11th Feb '18 12:28:59 PM Killztwice
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* ShipTease: Seems to have this dynamic with Renee Young whenever she interviews him since the Shield face turn.

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* ShipTease: Seems Seemed to have this dynamic with Renee Young whenever she interviews him since the Shield face turn.turn. This was eventually dropped when Dean started dating(and later married) Renee in real life - with their relationship eventually making it's way on screen. Meanwhile Roman, in real life, ended up marrying his long time girlfriend, and hasn't been shipped with anyone on screen since.
11th Feb '18 12:21:03 PM Killztwice
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* ReligiousBruiser: It's not a huge part of his on screen character, but Roman is catholic & makes the sign of the cross before each of his matches.
21st Jan '18 8:07:45 PM xXwindsofchangeXx
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'''Leati Joseph''' "'''Joe'''" '''Anoa'i''' (born May 25, 1985) is a Samoan-American [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]]. A former college UsefulNote/CollegiateAmericanFootball player for Georgia Tech, then briefly a pro-football player for the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Jacksonville Jaguars]] and [[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague Edmonton Eskimos]], he signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in July 2010, and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's developmental promotion, using the ring name '''Roman Leakee'''. While in FCW, Roman and partner Mike Dalton won the FCW Florida Tag-Team Championship off of Corey Graves and Jake Carter in June 15, 2012, before CJ Parker and Jason Jordan won it off them on July 13, 2012. Renamed '''Roman Reigns''' when FCW was rebranded as NXT, he debuted on the main roster at the 2012 Survivor Series PPV as a member of Wrestling/TheShield alongside Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/SethRollins.

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'''Leati Joseph''' "'''Joe'''" '''Anoa'i''' (born May 25, 1985) is a Samoan-American [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]]. A former college UsefulNote/CollegiateAmericanFootball player for Georgia Tech, then briefly a pro-football player for the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Jacksonville Jaguars]] and [[UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague Edmonton Eskimos]], he signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in July 2010, and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's developmental promotion, using the ring name '''Roman Leakee'''. While in FCW, Roman and partner [[Wrestling/TylerBreeze Mike Dalton Dalton]] won the FCW Florida Tag-Team Championship off of Corey Graves and Jake Carter in June 15, 2012, before CJ Parker and Jason Jordan won it off them on July 13, 2012. Renamed '''Roman Reigns''' when FCW was rebranded as NXT, he debuted on the main roster at the 2012 Survivor Series PPV as a member of Wrestling/TheShield alongside Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/SethRollins.
9th Jan '18 2:53:57 PM voodoochild
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* ItsPersonal: Recently, Wrestling/SamoaJoe has turned what was a really entertaining feud of evenly-matched rivals into something much more personal after he put Roman's "brother" Wrestling/DeanAmbrose out of action for nine months. Roman has pretty much gone ballistic every time he so much as looks at Joe.


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** Subverted. Apparently you can beat Roman down and choke him out all you want, but the second you so much as ''touch'' his "[[HeterosexualLifePartners brother]]" Dean Ambrose, let alone legitimately injure him and put him on the shelf for 9 months, [[ItsPersonal all bets are off]].
9th Jan '18 2:41:35 PM voodoochild
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, both onscreen and arguably in RealLife.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, both onscreen and arguably in RealLife.RealLife, to the point that he's spent about a month of his feud with Samoa Joe going absolutely insane whenever Dean's injury is brought up.
6th Jan '18 7:18:57 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** People have finally worked out ''exactly'' who Roman most-closely resembles- [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]]. Big, strong, long-haired guy in black who comes across as a ice-cold badass who can beat up anyone and gets a ''monster'' push when Vince decides to make him his pet project (in fact, this became known as receiving the "Diesel Push"). And while Diesel became the then-WWF's lowest-drawing champion ever in 1995, Roman has become one of the most polarizing figures in professional wrestling, with his fair share of fans but absolutely ''despised'' by a very large part of the IWC as his push continues. Also, both of them absolutely ''sucked'' when forced to present a bland, smiling, white-meat babyface character. Diesel got to turn heel; Roman has, so far, not been so lucky.
3rd Jan '18 2:16:31 AM SventheCrusader
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** After Wrestling/DeanAmbrose suffered a legitimate injury during a match that put Roman and his Shield brothers against Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Cesaro]], and Wrestling/SamoaJoe, Joe (in-character, of course, as the injury was actually an unfortunate accident) took credit for putting Dean out of commission and expressed great pride in having done so. The following week, Roman - in a match to defend his Intercontinental Title - responded to this by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating Joe so brutally]], he got himself disqualified. [[PayEvilUntoEvil After which Roman proceeded to continue flattening Joe into goop]].

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** After Wrestling/DeanAmbrose suffered a legitimate injury during a match that put Roman and his Shield brothers against Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Cesaro]], and Wrestling/SamoaJoe, Joe (in-character, of course, as the injury was actually an unfortunate accident) took credit for putting Dean out of commission and expressed great pride in having done so. The following week, week on ''Raw'', Roman - in a match to defend at the time defending his Intercontinental Title - responded to this by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating Joe so brutally]], he got himself disqualified. disqualified from the match. [[PayEvilUntoEvil After which an undeterred Roman proceeded to continue continued flattening Joe into goop]].
3rd Jan '18 2:12:44 AM SventheCrusader
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** After Wrestling/DeanAmbrose suffered a legitimate injury during a match that put Roman and his Shield brothers against Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli]], and Wrestling/SamoaJoe, Joe (in-character, of course, as the injury was actually an unfortunate accident) took credit for putting Dean out of commission and expressed great pride in having done so. The following week, Roman - in a match to defend his Intercontinental Title - responded to this by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating Joe so brutally]], he got himself disqualified. [[PayEvilUntoEvil After which Roman proceeded to continue flattening Joe into goop]].

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** After Wrestling/DeanAmbrose suffered a legitimate injury during a match that put Roman and his Shield brothers against Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli]], [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Cesaro]], and Wrestling/SamoaJoe, Joe (in-character, of course, as the injury was actually an unfortunate accident) took credit for putting Dean out of commission and expressed great pride in having done so. The following week, Roman - in a match to defend his Intercontinental Title - responded to this by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating Joe so brutally]], he got himself disqualified. [[PayEvilUntoEvil After which Roman proceeded to continue flattening Joe into goop]].
3rd Jan '18 2:12:28 AM SventheCrusader
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** After Wrestling/DeanAmbrose suffered a legitimate injury during a match that put Roman and his Shield brothers against Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli]], and Wrestling/SamoaJoe, Joe (in-character, of course, as the injury was actually an unfortunate accident) took credit for putting Dean out of commission and expressed great pride in having done so. The following week, Roman - in a match to defend his Intercontinental Title - responded to this by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating Joe so brutally]], he got himself disqualified. [[PayEvilUntoEvil After which Roman proceeded to continue flattening Joe into goop]].
8th Dec '17 5:34:48 AM Nyame
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, his Shield "brothers." He was ''very'' protective of them and did not hesitate to ''wreck'' anyone who tried to get at them. He also makes a point of going to check on them to make sure they're not hurt. When they're not in a match, Reigns acts like a affectionate big brother: clapping them on the shoulders, bantering with them, bodily dragging them away from enemies they aren't ready to face, etc. During his feud with Seth, he had a tag match against him where he told him, "You'll always be my little brother," making it unclear if he still cares about Seth even after the latter's betrayal [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or if Roman was just playing mind-games]]. He's still got this for Ambrose long after the dissolution of the Shield.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, his Shield "brothers." He was ''very'' protective of them and did not hesitate to ''wreck'' anyone who tried to get at them. He also makes a point of going to check on them to make sure they're not hurt. When they're not in a match, Reigns acts like a affectionate big brother: clapping them on the shoulders, bantering with them, bodily dragging them away from enemies they aren't ready to face, etc. During his feud with Seth, he had a tag match against him where he told him, "You'll always be my little brother," making it unclear if he still cares about Seth even after the latter's betrayal [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or if Roman was just playing mind-games]].mind-games]] (though as time went on, it's been implied that it was the former). He's still got this for Ambrose long after the dissolution of the Shield.


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* PopularityPower: Regular Roman is a heat magnet of [[XPacHeat the worst kind]]. ''Shield'' Roman, on the other hand, is popular enough to get cheered by a live crowd for dethroning Wrestling/TheMiz as Intercontinental Champion and becoming the second member of his iconic stable to become a Grand Slam Champion. Even his most ardent haters are major marks for Wrestling/TheShield.
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