So I had a few days to think after Monday…I’ll admit, I was disappointed when Roman lost because when you’re so attached to a wrestler, it starts to feel like their loses are your loses, you know? But after really taking the time to think about the bigger picture, Roman losing was probably the best thing that’s happened to him in two years. 

This is the first time that none of us know what’s going to happen with him, and it’s such a welcome fucking feeling. I can’t explain it. He can go anywhere now, and he’s finally getting a break. No more pressure to live up to these outlandish expectations, no more articles about how he’s being pushed to Mt. Olympus, no more worrying about Roman being boo’ed out of the building because we know he’s going to win a match. 

His slate has finally been wiped clean, and it feels so good to say that. I was iffy about Foley at first, but my faith is with him right now because he knows what he’s doing. Roman doesn’t need to fight for a title to remain relevant. The best wrestlers always faltered before becoming all-time greats, and Roman’s star is gonna shine even brighter now that he’s getting some breathing room.

Don’t think of his depush as a punishment. See it as a new beginning.