Not exactly a groundbreaking take here, but Kurt Angle, the acting General Manager of Monday Night Raw, told Washington’s Top News what WWE should do with Roman Reigns assuming fans never truly accept him as a babyface:
“The issue with Roman is he was utilized and pushed way too fast. When you skip the U.S. Title, Intercontinental Title, the King of the Ring and go right to the top, fans don't like that. … Half the fans love him; half the fans hate him. Same with [John] Cena. When Cena came in, Vince pushed the hell out of him and fans were like, 'Gosh, dang. This guy's invincible. I hate him!' … If Vince waits it out a bit, fans will start to accept [Roman Reigns], and if they don't, then turn him heel."
He’s said it before but that was during a time when he wasn’t an on-screen character who may have some influence, whether it be through conversations behind-the-scenes or how he reacts to situations on-screen. WWE has appeared to flirt with turning Reigns bad before but always swung the pendulum back in the other direction.
Let’s hope Angle is on to something, though, if only because it would be nice for the entirety of the fan base to be on the same page with a character.