The decision to have Roman Reigns be the final entrant in the 2017 Royal Rumble was met with some harsh criticism at the time, and even a week later, there's still a lot of complaining floating around out there.
But there was one viewer, and an overqualified critic at that, who thought that the decision to have Roman enter the Rumble at 30 was "great booking."
Stone Cold Steve Austin, the only 3-Time Royal Rumbles Winner the History of the WWE, loved it.
"Everything made sense for me, so I enjoyed the s--t out of it," Austin said on his podcast, The Steve Austin Show. "A lot of people s--t on Roman Reigns in the 30 spot. I popped because I'm thinking, 'dude, here's the setup, guys. Something's up.' And then, [Chris] Jericho gets out, so there's the three [remaining entrants, Reigns, Randy Orton, and Bray Wyatt], so you got two heels and a baby. You know it's going to be a double-team. You know Roman Reigns is somehow going to defeat two heels again and he's going to win the f--king Rumble. Setup.
"I smelled a rat from the beginning and I just couldn't believe what I was going to end up seeing. He goes to charge Randy Orton, Spear, and, of course, Randy Orton connects with an RKO. Boom. Over the top rope. Randy wins. I thought Roman Reigns in the 30 spot was a fantastic idea and great booking."
It's still unknown who Reigns will face at WrestleMania 33, but rumor has it The Big Dog may be on a collision course with The Dead Man, as all signs point to a Reigns vs Undertaker match at the Showcase of the Immortals.
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