The main event of Survivor Series 2012 featured CM Punk defending the WWE Championship against John Cena and Ryback. But what the bout was most remembered for was the debut of The Shield, as Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins Triple-Powerbombed Ryback through an announce table. Soon after, the three NXT call-ups became some of the most popular superstars on the roster.
In 2014, a displeased Pittsburg crowd tore into Batista during the Royal Rumble match and picked Reigns as their favorite to win, second to Daniel Bryan.
But once Reigns received an inorganic push as a singles competitor, audiences began drowning out his entrances and victories with boos, despite his presentation as a babyface. Steadfast Reigns was their next top guy: WWE tried nearly everything they could think of to help get him over. Sometimes, they were successful, such as when the Universe actually cheered Reigns as he Superman Punched Vince McMahon during a WWE Championship match with Sheamus.
However, along with all the small triumphs in his presentation, there have also been disappointments, many of which could have been prevented with a little forethought...