There is backstage heat on Randy Orton from other wrestlers for his “crowd
killing” style during his house show matches with Roman Reigns over the weekend.
The matches were said to have been received very negatively by the live
audiences as well as backstage.
Some WWE wrestlers, still frustrated with a drop in payoffs and the late
WrestleMania payment, are concerned that Orton may be slowing down Reigns’ rise
to the company’s top babyface. The belief among those concerned wrestlers
backstage is that John Cena can’t carry the entire load and Daniel Bryan remains
a question mark due to injuries, so a new babyface star like Reigns is badly
needed with hopes that that would improve business and benefit everyone down the