- Former WWE writer Kevin Eck posted a blog yesterday at SportsBlog.com revealing that WWE once turned down an angle from him years ago because it would expose that Roman Reigns is Samoan. While The Shield were feuding with The Usos, Eck proposed that The Usos' father, Rikishi, appear with his sons on RAW. The Usos and Rikishi would then get destroyed by The Shield, which would involve Rikishi being triple powerbombed through a table. The Usos would later reveal that Reigns was their cousin and they had become estranged from him because he "fell in with the wrong crowd and made some bad decisions." Childhood photos of Reigns and the Usos would be used to show how close they were growing up.
"Vince and Triple H were in agreement that we absolutely should not acknowledge that Reigns is Samoan," Eck wrote. "Their belief was that it would pigeonhole him and damage his mystique. The inference was that the audience had a preconceived notion of what a Samoan wrestler is. You know, a guy in a grass skirt who wears a puka shell necklace."
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- As noted earlier, 2K Sports this week revealed another 23 Superstars for the upcoming WWE 2K16 video game, which includes Sting (1999), Sting (blonde), Stunning Steve Austin, The Undertaker (American Badass), The Undertaker (Ministry), Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, Brian Pillman, Ricky Steamboat, Rusev and others. You can check out the roster images for all of those stars on our Instagram at Instagram.com/WrestlingINC. Below are some screenshots of the Terminator in the game: