In February, Roman Reigns returned to WWE as the biggest babyface after putting leukemia in remission. The Big Dog has been a natural babyface ever since and the company has booked him with the utmost care to ensure fans don’t end up perceiving him as a heel for whatever reason it may be.
Today, Reigns has become the babyface WWE always wanted him to be – he has rightfully succeeded John Cena as the top babyface star of the company and the WWE Universe has accepted him as its new hero.
During Wade Keller’s podcast on PWtorch, a fan asked if WWE should have Daniel Bryan dethrone “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at Royal Rumble and defend the Universal Title against heel Reigns at WrestleMania 36.
Keller responded by saying that the former Universal Champion will continue being a babyface to keep his fans happy.
“He will be a very good heel if he gets into it. But he could be like John Cena or other babyfaces, and be like ‘I genuinely don’t want to let down my fans’.”
As previously reported, WWE has big plans for Reigns this WrestleMania season, and a showdown between The Big Dog and The Fiend at the Showcase Of Immortals is the apparent headliner for the biggest pay-per-view of 2020.
“There are fans still reeling from Bayley’s heel turn. Maybe Roman just doesn’t want to do it because of all the good stuff he does in charity and it will just get too confusing or hard to split those personalities.”
Reigns’ public appearances make it obvious for him to play a babyface character on TV. While The Big Dog has the potential to shine in both hero and villain’s boots, WWE won’t risk turning him heel any time soon.
Perhaps, Reigns has settled into a character similar to Cena‘s, meaning he will continue his babyface run till his retirement from the sport.