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Roman Reigns’ Epic Promo about Brock Lesnar No-Show on RAW

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Roman Reigns’ promo from this past Monday is reportedly been seen as a success, since most of the fans are cheering him. Additionally, this promo is not in the script but most of the verbiage was agreed on, likely by Vince McMahon.

A source adds that there is no sign of Heyman or Lesnar in Anaheim, CA; but as noted, we know that Lesnar was in Las Vegas on Sunday to meet with UFC President Dana White;  White tweeted out a photo of the two. Lesnar did not visit the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view that was going on nearby.

The PWInsider report from Mike Johnson said that Lesnar is scheduled to be at RAW is accurate, but the Universal Champion is already over on his contractual dates. Lesnar is also well aware that he is losing the title to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, and Lesnar is far more interested in discussing his next contract than being a team player on his prior deal.

The Promo that Got Fans Cheering the ‘Big Dog’

According to Dave Meltzer over at the Wrestling Observer, the plan is to get Roman over as a babyface when Lesnar and Reigns square off in New Orleans at WrestleMania 34 on April 8.  Meltzer says “the most likely scenario” is WWE told Lesnar and Heyman to not appear on RAW to put heat on the Universal Champion. This also accomplished giving the Big Dog a strong “shoot-style” promo to deliver to the fans on RAW.

So is Lesnar no-showing RAW a work? Reigns reminded fans of Lesnar’s part-time status. Additionally, the history of Brock walking out on the company can be used to give Roman something to capture fans’ attention and to get them on his side.

Roman Reigns and His Promo: Writer’s View

I believe it may be the smartest thing the WWE creative team have done all decade. And that it’s surely a work, since WWE is trying everything for the fans to cheer Reigns at the “grandest stage of them all.”

And, I already know who he will be feuding with next after beating Brock Lesnar. It will be none other than the returning Bobby Lashley.

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