Storytelling in WWE immediately seems like such a misplaced artwork with a lot emphasis being positioned on fast payoffs quite than really telling lengthy story. The return of Roman Reigns this previous SummerSlam and his ongoing storyline because the Head of Desk has been extremely refreshing and proves that the perfect tales in wrestling don’t should be rushed.
Ever since his return, Roman Reigns has definitely been the perfect factor going within the WWE. His alliance with Paul Heyman and Head of the Desk persona suits him so nicely and has translated to vital enhancements in each within the ring and on the microphone. This has ascended Reigns to not solely the highest spot in WWE however one of many high spots in all the wrestling world. Followers that pleaded for years for him to show heel have had their want granted and a lot extra with the long-term story being advised on Smackdown.
What has really made this current run so particular is the truth that nothing feels rushed or leaping to a conclusion, one thing WWE is extraordinarily responsible of doing often. Numerous occasions over the previous few years have we seen tales wrapped up prematurely or began and simply as rapidly completed, taking away from their total affect on viewers. The alternative could be mentioned right here because the Roman Reigns storyline on Smackdown has persistently delivered new story arcs and character particulars to maintain followers engaged in a narrative that started virtually a yr in the past!
Take the addition of the Usos for instance: quite than merely pairing them alongside their cousin with none rationalization, we obtained to see how Roman Reigns earned each of their loyalties individually by way of matches and manipulation to the purpose the place they’re now standing alongside him. Doing so has actually shined a light-weight on each Jimmy and Jey Uso as people quite than as a tag staff, one thing we haven’t seen of their careers to date.
If this a lot consideration to element in long run storytelling was utilized to the remainder of the primary roster, the WWE product can be so significantly better off. Prioritizing lengthy and significant storylines between superstars over one-off matches with no payoff would vastly improve each RAW and Smackdown and provides viewers a purpose to need to tune in week after week as soon as once more.
Roman Reigns has continued to look stronger and stronger as his story progresses and is clearly in a tier of his personal because the Common Champion on Friday Evening Smackdown. As we glance forward, the title image for the Common Championship is extremely intriguing for the remainder of the yr because the Head of the Desk storyline continues.
We noticed Seth Rollins in a short stare-down with Reigns again in Might, John Cena has been rumoured for a match with Reigns at Summerslam, and in what can be a dream match with The Rock is at all times nonetheless on the desk for the Head of the Desk. Whereas future opponents stay unclear, one factor that’s extraordinarily clear is that Roman Reigns is on high of his recreation proper now and proving to the world that long run storytelling nonetheless has a spot in wrestling in 2021.