Being dormant also adds to his persona as a monster, similar to Godzilla or Nessie, who rise from the sea only when they are ready to destroy.
There is a saving grace, however, as WWE has deftly worked around the perceived limitations of blockbuster heavyweights like Lesnar, Goldberg and Strowman with well-paced main events that are something of a throwback to the successful '80s era.
Roman Reigns gets reactions like no other in WWE, as even those who have never watched wrestling before can see him walk into a building and instantly realize he is the biggest star in it.
Reigns fills that void as someone who can garner natural heat, especially because he's presented as a babyface in unprecedented times, when every wrestling fan also wants to be in the driver's seat.
Reigns still maintains the riot gear and the brooding mystique, which has worked for him thus far, but slight tweaks and long-term changes will allow him to gracefully transition into WWE's undisputed top star, especially with several WrestleMania main events likely on the horizon.