It is no secret that the promo delivered by Roman Reigns on WWE Raw from Anaheim, California received an overwhelming reaction.
This was a brilliant set up to let him go over with the crowd. A negative backlash started among them after he was pencilled in to face Brock Lesnar in the main event of Wrestlemania 34. For the fourth straight year, he is in the spotlight for the biggest event of the year.
It got confirmed after his win at the Elimination Chamber PPV. Going forward, a confrontation was organised between the two main-event players to kick things off for Wrestlemania around the Universal Championship picture.
But, plans needed to get changed once Brock Lesnar decided not to show up. His contract with the company allows him to appear, as per his wish.
It was targeted by the franchise player of the company in the most valiant way possible to point out the beast incarnate does not love the business and only bound by his contract with the company. He does not have the responsibility to represent the brand known as the WWE. The well-executed segment garnered huge attention from the crowd.
Now, the original planning for the post-Elimination Chamber episode of WWE Raw was not the same. It would be supposed to start the buildup for Wrestlemania storyline between Lesnar and Reigns on that night.
PWInsider.com reported saying the promo got inserted at the very last moment due to the champion’s absence.
Furthermore, the title-holder and the contender was scheduled to have a heated confrontation inside the ring. Paul Heyman and his client were supposed to cut a strong promo to be countered by the Big Dog. It was going to be a lengthy segment between the two of them. Also, Lesnar was about to throw some abusive languages to his challenger.
It was scheduled to happen at the second-hour of the show to heat things up on WWE Raw. It would have set up the segment between Stephanie McMahon and Ronda Rousey in a bigger way which was stored in the main event segment. But then the segment was replaced by a solo promo from Reigns.
The Conqueror is supposed to show up on WWE Raw in due course.