Stay away from the boss. This past weekend’s Backlash main event didn’t go well. I know that’s not exactly breaking any new ground but I don’t know how big of a problem people realize the show caused. While some fans were more annoyed than others, there were some who were actually walking out of the arena early with BEAT THE TRAFFIC chants being heard. These reactions were seen by the person whose opinion matters most and now it might actually mean something.
They don’t seem pleased here either.
Vince McMahon Was Not Happy About Large Groups Of The Audience Walking Out Of #BackLash During The Roman Match As He Values The New York/New Jersey Crowd More Than Any Other. This Was Said To Be A Big Eye Opener To Vince McMahon On The Current State Of The WWE Product pic.twitter.com/5rklbvE07x
— SW (@SliceWrestling) May 7, 2018
Opinion: So they booed him in New Jersey at a low level show like Backlash. How in the world are the fans going to react when they see him at WrestleMania 35 in the same area? The fans do not seem interested in seeing Reigns in this spot no matter how WWE presents him. This show should have been headlined by AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship, not Reigns vs. Samoa Joe in a pretty nothing match with Reigns winning again to end the show. Fans aren’t interested and that’s not going to change no matter how much WWE wants to force it into them.
What did you think of Sunday’s match? What will it take to change WWE’s mind about Reigns? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.
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