Kurt angle says Roman had an opportunity to make Cody into a megastar
"I'm not going to beat up on Roman Reigns because he is the man he deserves to be. We're in a time now where, if you're a champion for three years, that's a little long. In my opinion, it's just way too long.
We're not in territories anymore. When you were in territories, you weren't on TV every week. Fans had to come to see you at the arenas, and you'd only be in that city one day. So they only saw wrestling one day a week back then when they were champion for years.
Now, Roman Reigns has gone on; it looks like he's gonna have to hold the title for another few years. The thing is, he's on TV every week, sometimes twice a week, and then you know, a pay-per-view every month. It's just a lot. I don't believe the ratings are gonna go down, but I do believe some people are going to lose interest because they're not making other wrestlers.
Roman had an opportunity to make a wrestler, he could have made Cody into a megastar. Cody is already a star, but he would have been a mega-star if he won at the belts WrestleMania. That's just my opinion."
- Kurt Angle (via “The Kurt Angle Show”)