Wrestling YouTuber, JD from New York, has been receiving flack from internet trolls for several days regarding his recent comments about Roman Reigns. JD is on Twitter, @JDfromNY206, and his YouTube show is called Off the Script.
JD applied some very basic logic to the Roman Reigns and Jon Bravo situation, where Bravo is now insinuating he may have mixed up Roman Reigns with Luther Reigns. Given how irrelevant Luther Reigns has been for so long, JD put forward the possibility that this may be a huge cover up and that the WWE could have got involved and paid off Bravo to protect Roman Reigns. To The Dirty Sheets, this certainly isn’t a far-fetched theory.
Unfortunately, as The Dirty Sheets can relate to, JD has been receiving a tonne of flack from the IWC for daring to put out a logical and contrarian opinion, with many suggesting that he simply hates Roman Reigns and is allowing this to cloud his judgment. Like many others, including ourselves, JD has questioned if Roman Reigns deserves his spot and has especially questioned if he deserves to headline his FOURTH WrestleMania in a row.
The debate really caught fire when JD suggested that Roman Reigns isn’t OVER. Rather than debating the subject, The Dirty Sheets have decided to weigh in some actual FACTS, and these facts clearly point to the fact that ROMAN REIGNS is NOT OVER.
Roman Reigns isn’t over in every statistical metric you would use to assimilate if a guy is over or not. This goes beyond walking into any toy store and seeing that the Roman Reigns figures are all still there, or the fact that he’s booed mercilessly at every show he’s booked on, despite being pushed as a major babyface.
The fact is, Roman Reigns significantly trails the merchandise numbers of John Cena, whilst John Cena was the top babyface. To make matters even worse, Cena STILL outsells Reigns at every show the pair are both booked on. In addition to this, Roman Reigns has NEVER lead to an increase in ticket sales. In fact, in the last year, the WWE have had to bolster shows in big cities with the likes of Triple H, Kurt Angle, John Cena and Brock Lesnar, to compensate for the fact that Reigns has no drawing power. And finally, a metric that even the most blinkered fan can see for themselves, Roman Reigns has never moved the TV numbers. These ratings are accessible to every fan, every week and are even broken down into quarters. With Roman on top, the WWE have garnered their worst ratings since 1996.
Therefore, when it’s said Roman Reigns isn’t over, this is NOT an opinion, but a cold hard FACT. Sorry marks.