NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns celebrate their victory at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo : JP Yim/Getty Images)
With the odds seemingly stacked up against him, Roman Reigns could be getting some much-needed help soon as he goes up against Sheamus and his newly formed stable called "The League of Nations".
"The League of Nations" was officially introduced at the WWE Raw just recently, and the Big Dog finds himself in a precarious position with a gathering of the WWE's top heel wrestlers.
Aside from Sheamus and Rusev who formally became allies after WWE Survivor Series, new faces emerged to align with the foreign faction.
That included the entry of the New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods) and reigning United States champion Alberto Del Rio.
The whole setup is allegedly a way to help push Roman Reigns in drawing in more sympathy from the WWE universe before he eventually wins back the WWE heavyweight title he held for a moment after WWE Survivor Series.
For the storyline to prosper, Reigns will need all the help he can get. Thus, he is expected to be the leader of a face-faction that will allegedly be named "The Family", as per reports from Wrestling Inc.
Among Reign's expected members are his long-time buddy Dean Ambrose and the Usos, who all have an axe to grind against some of the members of Sheamus' group. However, there could be more coming to even up both sides.
Looking through the brewing feuds of other matches, it won't come much of a surprise if Ryback would join the fray. Ryback seems to have something brewing with Rusev, although their previous meeting could be a one-night conflict.
The Dudley Boyz could be on board as well if the WWE creative team stirs up things with the continuing feud between them and the New Day.
How about Tommy Dreamer? The sudden return of the ECW legend caught many by surprise though it remains to be seen if he will be sticking around for long.
Neville could be another piece, seeing that he has had his issues with King Barrett in the past.
Overall, it may turn out to be about trying to match each of the members of "The League of Nations", which somehow rekindles the good old faction-filled days of the WWE during the Attitude Era. A lot of those rivalries saw action at WWE Smackdown recently.
With that in focus, the only problem is that it could hint that Reigns will not be WWE champion anytime soon, including in the upcoming pay-per-view WWE TLC, which happens on Dec. 12.
If the faction-oriented theme holds up, it could mean that Reigns will only get his chance once the group feuds come to an end. which is possibly before WWE Royal Rumble or Wrestlemania 32.
Hopefully, by that time, the much talked about "sympathy" for Reigns has been fully developed as the WWE gets ready to shift to a new era.