The 2nd installment of Booking The Finish by Jay Alletto gives a unique scenario for the main event of WrestleMania 32 as Triple H defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns
Main events are the most important matches that take place in the WWE. Regardless of what transpires, the main event is the match that WWE relies on to sell subscriptions to the WWE Network & consistently fill up arenas.
For the second straight year, WWE has put Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania. I don’t think anyone had a doubt that he wouldn’t be, but regardless, he joins a select group of superstars that have been in the main event of WrestleMania two straight years. In fact, he will become the 10th, joining: Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Bret Hart, Yokozuna, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H & John Cena.
It’s history. And that’s one of the many goals WWE has with their current business model: Making History. The difficult task that WWE has ahead of them is preserving history with Roman Reigns as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Although it seems obvious that WWE will finally give Roman Reigns his shining moment as a babyface in front of the largest live attendance in WWE history, they should consider something a little different.
ANALYZING THE MATCH
The moment that Seth Rollins blew out his knee was the moment that fate changed for WrestleMania 32. WWE immediately shifted gears & put the focus on Roman Reigns against Triple H. It has been obvious that they were heading in this direction since right before Survivor Series. So they stayed the course.
And in this case, you can’t blame em.
There were a lot twists & turns along the way, but here we are. Roman was able to attain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship twice…and lose it twice in circumstances where the odds were stacked heavily against him.
Triple H has been the guy to put over the future of the company a few times at WrestleMania. It has been a tried and true strategy that they will once again use for Roman Reigns.
At WrestleMania 20, he tapped out to Chris Benoit in the main event for the World Heavyweight Championship.
At WrestleMania 21, he culminated an extremely hot storyline with Batista to crown him the World Heavyweight Champion.
At WrestleMania 22, he went in as the challenger against John Cena in the main event and tapped out to the STF-U.
See a pattern here? At WrestleMania 30, he made it a point to put over Daniel Bryan in the beginning of the show. This allowed Bryan to have one of the greatest moments in wrestling history at the end when he tapped out Batista to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
There’s no doubt that Triple H will do WHATEVER HE CAN to put Roman Reigns over at WrestleMania 32. But will they do it the right way? As my colleague Eron Ramadanov pointed out in a recent article, Triple H has been put in positions to be cheered by the WWE Universe, including his recent beatdown of Roman Reigns. When Triple H walks out at the NXT show, he’s looked at as ‘the savior’ for the WWE.
So why doesn’t WWE just flip the script at WrestleMania and embrace the cheers?
Booking The Finish
The finish of this match could send shockwaves through WWE and set a completely different direction. I believe that there could be a tie-in with whatever takes place during Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker, but I’m going to ignore that and give you a unique scenario.
Is what I’m about to propose likely to happen? No. Definitely not. But should it? I bet some will say yes and some will tell me I’m crazy. You decide:
Triple H & Roman Reigns will have a pretty typical, hard-hitting back & forth main event WWE match. High spots, near falls, hope spots…everything goes down in this match.
Towards the culmination, Reigns misses Triple H with a spear and takes out the referee. This is the first & ONLY referee bump for all of WrestleMania 32.
Triple H then capitalizes and hits an unsuspecting Roman Reigns with a Pedigree. Roman is out, Triple H covers, but no referee.
Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring to a chorus of boo’s from the crowd. This is the first time you see Vince during WrestleMania 32.
Meanwhile, Triple H is attempting to revive the referee, but it’s not working because he’s selling the spear. He has to make Roman looks strong, right? Vince is at ringside and Triple H notices his father-in-law.
Vince signals to Triple H that Roman is up. Triple H sets Roman up for another Pedigree, but Roman reverses and ends up hitting a Superman Punch on The Game. Vince has reached under the ring and grabbed Triple H’s sledgehammer.
Roman has Triple H covered, and the referee is finally starting to stir, but is barely conscious. A near fall is counted and the match continues with the referee still down. Roman Reigns goes into the corner to set up for The Spear. At this point, McMahon is on the apron with Sledgehammer in hand.
Instead of crouching down for The Spear, Roman turns to McMahon….WHO HANDS HIM THE SLEDGEHAMMER!
Roman gives Vince a cocky, arrogant smile and accepts the weapon. Triple H is now on his feet and Roman hits him right in the stomach with The Sledgehammer with the referee still trying to come to. Roman doesn’t cover, as Triple H is writhing in pain on the ground. The Game pulls himself up by the ropes and Roman hits him with The Spear!
Roman covers and becomes the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He is presented the belt by Mr. McMahon as they embrace in the middle of the ring. We have just double-turned Triple H & Roman Reigns.
Yes, this is similar to the finish of WrestleMania 17…which should have never happened because it wasn’t the right time. THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME! Fans are rebelling against Roman. They are clamoring to see a different side of this guy…so give it to us.
Stephanie runs to the ring to tend to her fallen husband as Mr. McMahon now is side-by-side with the guy he’s wanted on top for years.
The power struggle angle that has been rumored for years is now going to be the focal point of Raw with Vince McMahon as the heel with his new, REAL LIFE hand-picked WWE World Heavyweight Champion by his side.
The heel version of The Authority is gone and we get a fresh direction for Triple H & Stephane McMahon…finally. And if you want to work Shane McMahon into this angle, there would be a variety of directions you can go for with that.
Roman Reigns can now work feuds with babyfaces on the roster, as well as fresh rematches with a now babyface Triple H.
Do you agree with me on this finish? Is this something you would like to see?