Roman Reigns did an interview with CBS Sports to discuss a wide range of topics.
During the interview, he was asked about his return to WWE and the new character he portrays. He made his return at SummerSlam and won the Universal Title just one week later at Payback. He’s also been paired with Paul Heyman on television.
To the enjoyment of many fans, most people think he’s now a heel. However, the Universal Champion doesn’t consider himself to be a heel or a babyface.
“A lot of people want to say, ‘Oh, he’s a heel.’ And, ‘Oh, he was a babyface,” and this and that. I try not to look at it as that. I try to look at it as this being a character in a storyline and he has choices like anyone else. Some of his choices are going to be perceived as good, some of them are going to be perceived as bad and some of them people won’t understand because they won’t understand where he’s coming from.”
“I’ve taken these real-life qualities and experiences and put them in a storyline. That has been able to connect with our audience in a really cool way because they’ve seen me grow and they’ve seen my path and they’ve seen me operate on this top tier of WWE for a long time. For me to actually emote and explain the dimensions of it, I think they dig that and the feeling that the fourth wall is down from time to time. To me, this is Roman. He’s not Joe. I’m able to connect to everything I’m doing now way stronger than anything I’ve done before.”
Reigns also talked about his storyline with Jey Uso, defending the title against Braun Strowman, and more. Check out the full interview here.
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