Roman Reigns is the current WWE Universal Champion and is the Tribal King of Friday Night Smackdown. He finally turned heel last year after fans have been demanding the company turn him heel for the past few years.
One of the most well-known public rejections for Roman Reigns as a babyface was during the 2015 Royal Rumble. Several fans wanted Daniel Bryan to win the match, but ultimately it was Roman Reigns who won the match, much to the dismay of fans everywhere.
They showered Reigns with boos so much that even having The Rock come out and congratulate Reigns did nothing to stop the fans from booing.
Roman Reigns recently spoke to Ryan Satin of FOX Sports, where he opened up about the reaction he received at the 2015 Royal Rumble.
“Things were starting to work as a good guy for me. Then, obviously, it took a toll here and there. There were some nights where there were some loud boos. People take that response and they run with it, because sometimes, it was at the shows that were big and that were seen. The pay-per-views – the Royal Rumble in Philly. Just about everybody gets booed in Philly, you know what I’m saying? Philly is so loud they’re gonna boo Daniel Bryan one day. That’s how Philly works. It’s just Philly. “