Well, here we are.
This shit again.
I don’t mean to be vulgar, but for the love of all that is professional wrestling I honestly cannot believe we’re still here, with Roman Reigns about to challenge Brock Lesnar in yet another match in the main event of a major WWE pay-per-view with the Universal championship on the line. This time, they’ll do it at SummerSlam at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Those aren’t exactly friendly confines.
Really, it doesn’t matter anymore. It doesn’t matter if Reigns is booed or if he’s cheered. It doesn’t matter if Lesnar is booed or if he’s cheered. What matters is WWE has made it clear that they will tell this story until they are ready to bring it to its close with the only conclusion a company like this was ever going to close it with.
The good guy must win.
Or, rather, Vince McMahon’s guy must win.
This is not a bad thing. Contrary to the popular opinion of the loudest voices, this is a decent enough story, all things considered. They’ve just been telling it for too long, with a champion who isn’t well liked and a challenger too many outright reject. What’s more, we know the ending and the build to it hasn’t created any real anticipation for it.
They attempted to to give it that by having Brock Lesnar maybe turn on Paul Heyman, and Heyman tease like he wanted to align with Reigns, but instead of allowing that room to breath and marinate and create an interesting angle heading into the match, they revealed it was all a swerve and actually Reigns is just facing long odds once again. He’s faced them before, multiple times, and come up short every time.
But we know there will eventually be a time that he doesn’t come up short, because that’s the only way to end this story.
And it’s time to end it.
Buckle up, because this is it.
Who wins at SummerSlam?
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