Honestly, the point of this match was to show that Roman is the guy. The guy that will be the new face.
Now, you're out of your mind if you tell me that this match showed he's capable of performing and telling a story like Austin, Rock, Hogan, or Cena can. Reigns showed some good physicality and character, don't get me wrong. Those forearms were mighty impressive, along with a pretty nifty powerbomb in there.
However, that wasn't enough if this was WWE's attempt to try and convince everyone that Roman is the future. Dean Ambrose, Ziggler, and Rollins put a performance on par, or better, than what Roman did on a near-regular basis. 2 out of 3 of them are midcarders.
Roman isn't much a ring general, and unfortunately, I suspect that this will be the best we see from Roman until after Wrestlemania. I personally felt that Bryan carried Roman far too much, and that the guy wasn't good on his own feet to perform on his own and pull off a few of his own neat moves without assistance from Bryan in some form..
Half the guys here recognize what's going to happen. Reigns isn't a ring general, and Brock isn't either. Brock can lead a bit and perform on his two feet, but if it's against someone like Reigns, then you're going to get a carbon copy of Goldberg-Lesnar at Mania XX