I don’t have anything particularly insightful to say about Roman Reigns making his return following the main event at SummerSlam at the Amway Center. I’m not here to analyze his motivations in storyline, or break down what his actions mean for his character, or ponder on his future, or wonder what made him decide to come back now.
I just realized, shortly after seeing him run in and realizing it was indeed the man himself, that I genuinely missed this man.
I’ve missed his presence on WWE television, I’ve missed his matches, I’ve missed the way he carries himself, I’ve missed his promos, all of it. I wouldn’t have thought that would be the case.
Maybe it’s because Braun Strowman does absolutely nothing for me anymore and, in fact, makes me cringe every time I hear him breathing too hard during these promos where he’s trying to act all scary and doing anything but. Maybe it’s because he’s been feuding with Bray Wyatt, who is interesting only in the sense that there always seems to be real potential in what he does, even if it constantly goes unfulfilled. Maybe it’s that SmackDown needs some life at the top of the card. I don’t know.
I just genuinely missed the dude.
Who woulda thought it?