According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE‘s current plan is to have Roman Reigns square off against Triple H at SummerSlam in Los Angeles. Plans change frequently, but this is an idea worth sticking with.
The match makes sense given the current storyline pitting the Shield and Daniel Bryan against Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton and Corporate Kane. These eight men seemed destined to clash at Extreme Rules, and it won’t break my heart if the program continues beyond May 4.
Reigns, along with fellow Shield members Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, has done a lot to elevate himself this year. A match against Triple H at a top-tier pay per view (sorry, “Special Event”) would be a tremendous step up for Reigns, who WWE has clearly pegged as a rising star.
It needs to be stated that none of this would be possible if not for a spectacular feud that involved another talented young trio: the Wyatt Family. This program has done a great job showcasing everyone’s talents, while at the same time providing both teams with a main-event rub. Everyone upped their game, and both squads have performed at extremely high levels each time they’ve met.
The Shield against the Wyatts is an early front-runner for the WWE feud of the year. Quite frankly, you can take this one to the bank. I don’t see any programs in the near future that will accomplish what this one has.
That being said, the Game versus Roman Reigns could do an awful lot of good. We’ve already seen what Triple H has done to elevate Bryan as a next-level star in the eyes of the fans, and he’ll likely do the same for Reigns.
Out of the three members of the Shield, Reigns has the most potential to be a big name player. Rollins is the best wrestler of the group and Ambrose has the most charisma, but Reigns has the look, size, athletic ability and intensity needed to rule the wrestling world.
If the match does take place, Reigns should win. In fact, he needs to win convincingly.
We may be in for a hot summer. Let’s just hope that WWE sticks with their guns on this one.