I get that people don’t like the way Reigns is being pushed, I get that they don’t like his persona, I get that they don’t like the sense that they’re being dictated to by management. As a hockey fan, I dislike Sidney Crosby for all the same reasons. But here’s the thing: I know that Sidney Crosby is one of the best hockey players alive. 

It is beyond weird to me that people are still insisting Reigns is not a good wrestler. Think of the good-to-great matches he’s had since the Shield broke up:

vs. Daniel Bryan at Fastlane 2015

vs. Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31

vs. Big Show (!!!) at Extreme Rules 2015

vs. Cesaro on the Nov. 16, 2015 Raw

vs. Dean Ambrose at Survivor Series 2015

vs. Sheamus at TLC 2015

And his two PPV matches against AJ Styles this year. In a little over a year, the dude has put together a collection of absolutely top-shelf, edge of your seat, get-excited wrestling matches, and I’m leaving out the fatal four-ways he’s been in, which have also been great, and a few TV matches I’m forgetting specifics of. Roman Reigns is a really good professional wrestler. That doesn’t mean you have to love him or cheer for him, but the people who insist he can’t wrestle are starting to come off like members of a UFO cult who have been disappointed time and again when the mothership fails to arrive as predicted.