It appears Roman Reigns is back and for the long haul. Seems Reigns Universal Title win last night at Payback is part of the plan to have him elevated to another status,
A WWE source said, “Vince is not playing around. He wants Roman to hold onto that belt until WrestleMania at least. Everyone knows the fans will cheer him and we all expect him to be a babyface sooner than later but the games with the silly verbiage in promos are done with. Roman will have more input this time with his promos.”
Paul Heyman has worked closely with Reigns before, specifically during his last feud with Brock Lesnar. It’s expected that Heyman will be involved (on camera and behind the scenes) future storylines involving Reigns. As previously noted, Heyman has been close with Reigns’ family dating back decades when Heyman was a photographer at the Madison Square Garden shows.
One other thing that was noted to us was that there has been talk of Reigns getting new gear or wrestling without a shirt.