Per my previous email's “Summer of Sami” scenario, I offer the following fantasy booking for how the Roman/Sami story plays out.
Secretly, Roman and Sami have grown close, to the point that Roman now trusts Sami more than he trusts Heyman (and with good reason given Heyman's track record).
Furthermore, Roman's growing tire of the infighting with Solo and the Usos. And dealing with Kevin Owens. Which leads Sami to suggest a most diabolical scheme to deal with these issues.
First, Sami points out to Roman that just brutalizing Kevin Owens isn't enough. Because he keeps coming back, no matter how many times Roman and company beat him up.
So Sami poses the idea that they have to break Kevin Owen's soul. Break his spirit. Break him mentally.
So the two spend most of December and January carrying out a level of theater, just the two of them. Roman and Sami fake the idea of Roman getting tired of Sami's inability to destroy Kevin and the notion that he's not fully 100% loyal to the Bloodline. And the whole thing culminates at Royal Rumble, where Sami “turns on” Roman.
The beating serves two purposes. One, it tricks Kevin into thinking Sami's come to his senses and will join him in trying to stop Roman. But when Roman and Sami fight at Elimination Chamber, we'll get the Fingerpoke of Doom and Sami laying down for Roman and then, once Kevin comes down to the ring to go “what the hell?”, they'll finally deliever the beating to end all beatings to Kevin to be rid of him. With Sami delivering the first blow as he taunts Kevin with how retarded he is and how Sami and Roman tricked him and now have him at their mercy to finally destroy him, with Sami being the one to deliver the blow that will cripple Kevin for life. Of course, Cody Rhodes will save Owens from that fate, but Kevin will be broken mentally and realize that Sami's beyond salvation; as Sami and Roman spend the following Raw shit talking the fans and telling them how stupid they are and how they tricked them into thinking Sami had betrayed Roman.
The second purpose, is that it allows Roman to see just where his henchmen stand. Jey's rejection of Bloodline would be legit and be physically beaten in the fallout, after realizing how little Roman thinks of him, back into subservience.
But the biggest thing would be Heyman. Heyman is LIVID that Roman's thinking and scheming without Heyman's permission. Let alone that Sami has replaced Heyman as Roman's advisor. And we get the big twist: Sami has proof that Heyman's been embezzling money from Roman since he hooked up with him. LOTS of money. And Bloodline give Heyman the mother of all brutal beatings as Heyman is informed his services are no longer needed. Heyman is written out as we head straight to Wrestlemania with Cody/Roman and Sami/Kevin and Usos/______ and Solo/______, with Bloodline losing all of their matches and Roman sulking off afterwards to lick his wounds.
Sami vows to avenge Roman, setting up the feud with Charlotte as his Hellfire Queen against Cody and his wife as I discussed in my previous email. While Kevin Owens is still lurking about, wanting further revenge on Sami, for breaking his heart like he did. This would also further ensure Cody's status as the top face going forward and ensure Sami gets thermonuclear heat as the new big bad of the WWE and allow for the continuation of the Rhodes/Flair feud via Charlotte publicly siding with Sami and the Usos/Solo, while Roman remains the Shadow King, pulling the strings in the shadows as far as Sami remaining a surrogate for Roman.
How about that local sports team, huh? And those clowns in Washington, what a bunch of clowns.