One of the main storylines dominating WWE in recent weeks as been just who was the man behind the attempted attacks on Roman Reigns. In the weeks leading up to SummerSlam, the ‘Big Dog’ was almost squashed by scaffolding and hit by a car within the space of a few days. Was it Buddy Murphy? Was it Daniel Bryan & Rowan? The answer was none of those, for now at least.
It was Bryan that promised Reigns that he would reveal the culprit on this weeks SmackDown Live and he even brought the guilty party into the arena, covering his face and locking him in a room for the duration of the show.
As the show reached the final few minutes fans were eagerly anticipating just who attempted these attacks on Reigns. What they got however, was a very underwhelming and rather hilarious reveal of what appears to be a ‘Rowan twin’. Fans are noticeably frustrated and losing patience with the storyline:
This storyline is so damn dumb. The man that tried to kill Roman is in a room with a pillow case on his head?
Wouldn’t Roman be looking for this attempted murderer?!?! He hasn’t even bothered searching but he finds Buddy?
— Mr. Exxtra (@MrExxtra) August 21, 2019
— Kayla Livin For Liv 💙 (@LivLifeWWE) August 21, 2019
This Roman angle is a reason why #WWE drives me crazy. A roster full of guys that would love to be in the position of a major storyline.
While others are frustrated, there are still a few fans that are still invested in the Reigns/Bryan/Rowan storyline:
I love this Roman Reigns/Daniel Bryan/Rowen storyline. Best one yet. It’s a slow-burning build-up.👏🏽
People are complaining that they are dragging it out while others are complaining that it should be for someone other than Reigns-complainers complain. They are never happy. 🤷🏽♂️
— WWE and CHILL. (@WWEAndChill_) August 21, 2019
And fans have also seen the funny side of the reveal:
Of all the ways this Roman storyline could have gone, Uncle Albert from Only Fools time travelling back to convince his past self to knock off The Big Dog was not one I predicted… #SDLive pic.twitter.com/Mu3VA1zYaj
— The HodgeFather 😎 (@Hodgamania) August 21, 2019
I stayed up until 3am to eagerly await a ginger bearded man stare intensely at another ginger bearded man.#SDLive
— Mark (@WrestlingJebus) August 21, 2019
— Fists of Funny (@fistsoffunnypod) August 21, 2019
It’ll be fascinating to see whether this twin of Rowan actually was the attacker or if it was just a ploy from Bryan and Rowan – who are the most likely ‘real’ attackers – in order to divert Reigns’ attention elsewhere. The only way to find out what happens next will be to tune in to SmackDown Live next week.