It’s been a long time since the WWE has been set on pushing a new star. The company is dead set on making Roman Reigns the future face of the company.
Reigns was always a favorite of Triple H, but this is actually a good thing. Triple H made the mistake the first time by pushing Sheamus back in 2009-2010; there’s nothing wrong with Sheamus, but his push seemed forced and the crowd never really got behind him as either a heel or a babyface. The crowd likes him now, but he’s not nearly as popular as other wrestlers in the company.
Somebody made a huge mistake by pushing The Miz in 2010-2011. Thankfully, the WWE realized their mistake and Miz has never sniffed the main event scene ever again. After the Miz, WWE pushed John Cena and Randy Orton again much to the dismay of fans. Now, Daniel Bryan is at the top, but he’s not alone as many other new faces are vying for his position too.
Triple H was smart by booking Reigns the right way. He didn’t push him to the top too quickly and allowed the fans to like him over time. Reigns was paired up with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose to form The Shield. The WWE was extra smart not to break them up either, unlike with Nexus when Cena buried them and all.
The Shield’s current feud is with the members of Evolution. This has been done on purpose to put over Reigns as the company’s next big star. This feud is expected to conclude at SummerSlam with Reigns facing Triple H in a one-on-one match.
I’m actually glad that the WWE’s booking is starting to improve. They’re making stars organically now, instead of just forcing certain wrestlers down our throats. Not to mention, booking new stars for main events keeps things fresh instead of having fans watch Cena and Orton go at it yet again …