Last week on the go-home Smackdown before Payback, we saw Adam Pearce try to get the recently returned Roman Reigns’ signature on the contract for the triple threat match at the PPV.
When Pearce entered the dressing room, Reigns asked to look over the contract and assured him that he will be at Payback and he will walk out Universal Champion proclaiming: “that’s not a prediction, that’s a spoiler”
The camera then panned round to reveal none other than The Advocate Paul Heyman by his side.
Now this could be explained by the reports that Heyman’s client Brock Lesnar has reportedly not signed a new deal with WWE, but the idea has been floated in the past of putting these two together.
The Big Dog has teased a heel turn many times, mainly due to the fact that a lot of fans were not a fan of his Baby-Face run during his initial title reigns. During his feud with Lesnar, there was plenty of speculation of Heyman turning on Lesnar to align himself with Reigns.
It has been something many fans have cried out for in the past and it seems that their wishes are fulfilled with PWInsider confirming that the apparent plan is to push Reigns as the top heel on Smackdown.
With both Reigns and the former Universal Champion Braun Strowman newly minted as heels, you may be wondering who will fill the role of the top face on the brand.
Once again, according to PWInsider, it will be The Fiend who takes up this mantle.
“With Braun Strowman also recently turning heel (which as of this week, is planned to be a permanent role for Strowman), we are told that WWE will be using Bray Wyatt as a babyface going forward with the idea of The Fiend being the top babyface for that side of the roster.”
It will be interesting to see how WWE play off the monstrous Fiend character as a “good guy”. For the last year he has been seen as an agent of evil in WWE. By turning him face, would they change all that has worked so well about the character? Could Alexa Bliss play into this turn?
Time, as always, will tell.