Despite multiple WrestleMania main events, World Championship runs, and failed coronation attempts, Roman Reigns never became WWE’s undisputed top babyface. However, when you have a guy who’s clearly “The Guy,” you don’t abandon ship; you turn him heel. And what better way to cement his turn to the dark side than pairing him with the ultimate executor of evil, Paul Heyman?
Reigns was at risk of becoming another failed experiment by Vince, not unlike Lex Luger or (for a time) Diesel. Since ditching “The Big Dog” for “The Tribal Chief,” and becoming a “Paul Heyman Guy” in the process, Reigns has had an unprecedented run. His milestones include stacking Edge and Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 37, slaying The Beast Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38, unifying the World Championships, and undertaking an historic, lengthy title reign not seen since the 1980s. Oh, and he’s brought his family, The Usos, along for the ride, forming one of WWE’s top heel factions in the process. In an alternate WWE Universe, Reigns is still getting boos as a babyface receiving an unearned push. In this timeline, he’s the biggest star in pro wrestling, getting the much-deserved main event run we always knew he was capable of. We acknowledge him as one of the best “Paul Heyman Guys.”