I know Reigns is a much better athlete, but everyone today is. He’s as limited to the rest of the roster as Nash in his generation. Nash was pretty good at selling. That was actually his bread n butter. And I argue that Nash was the first to get a great Mania match out of Taker.
Yeah, I wish Roman did more. He’s not believable as a strongman. He should be booked like Edge or late 96 Taker.
I’m really behind Roman Reigns getting a championship push. He’s not very good and he probably never will be, but he’s as good as Diesel was. And Diesel’s champ push was one of the few decent things going on in 1994 through 1995. People blame Nash for that horrible year, but the roster was thin as fuck. Bob Backlund, Jerry Lawler, HBK, Bret Hart. That was it. They lost all of their talented vets, Vince got in trouble for running a steroid ring and Pat Patterson was caught sexually harassing young wrestlers. It’s eerily similar to 2014-15. But Diesel was the only genuinely cool character and he looked like a champ and he worked well with others, even if he’s limited at in ring action.
Bret Hart’s transformation into a heel a week before Mania. He was getting booed at the previous Mania vs. HBK. And he got booed a lot of times before when he would cheat, like in his Survivor Series match with Diesel. He was never really a true face. After leaving the Hart Foundation, he never changed from a really aggressive, rude and occasionally desperate competitor. He just started putting plastic sunglasses on kids. Not really a face.