WWE Feels They Were Right To Have Roman Reigns Win At WrestleMania 39

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Should Roman Reigns have retained the title at WrestleMania?

The topic has proved to be a divisive one amongst the wrestling community, with a large portion of the fanbase believing that Cody Rhodes should have walked out of SoFi Stadium as the new champion, being the one to finally dethrone The Tribal Chief.

However, those in the company feel that it was right to allow the record-setting reign to continue and have the figures to back it up. As reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, those in WWE believe that the company’s growth proves that the right decision was made 4 months ago. Using the financial metric of stock being at an all-time high and no sign of ticket advances softening, backstage personnel have no regrets about the result of the WrestleMania main event.

The report concludes with the statement that it could be argued that The Bloodline drama and having Rhodes as the top champion could make storylines as good if not better, but it can’t be argued that the original plan has been effective.

Why Are WWE Fans Angry At Roman Reigns Winning?

Following Reigns defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to hold both the WWE and Universal Championships, there were multiple occasions where it looked like The Tribal Chief would be legitimately dethroned and a new era would begin. Rumblings first started in September when Drew McIntyre challenged for the titles at the Clash at the Castle PLE in the UK, with hometown fans feeling like a victory was inevitable. Following a debuting Solo Sikoa, Reigns would remain victorious.

The next instance came at Elimination Chamber in Montreal, where the Sami Zayn storyline was white hot and there was a feeling that the company may pivot and go with Zayn. Once again, distractions proved to be the downfall and Reigns would retain.

Fans were disheartened by the losses, but with Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes being the next challenger, the WrestleMania victory would be the triumph that made up for the heartbreak. However, the biggest show of the year would end flatly when Reigns would hand Rhodes his first loss in the company, continuing the reign and there being no end in sight.