During last night's episode of Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns interrupted a Paul Heyman promo to cut one of his own. All told, it was one of the better promos we've seen from him throughout his singles run with WWE.
Despite that, a group of fans in the audience in Des Moines, Iowa elected to start up a "Daniel Bryan" chant. It started small, but once it picked up steam Reigns had no choice but to acknowledge it. The key in a situation like that is to turn it in your favor, which is exactly what he did.
Watch (the Bryan chant first starts at the 2:58 mark):
That is perfect.
Today, he gave an interview to Rolling Stone, who asked him about that reaction to that chant. His response, which was not perfect:
"That's just an instinct thing. That's not something you learn in a warehouse or people can tell you. If you're a Daniel Bryan fan, I'm all for that. The more people Daniel Bryan will bring into arenas, the better. The more people I bring in, the better. But when I'm talkin', shut the hell up and let me talk."
After he won the Royal Rumble and was booed out of the building by fans in Philadelphia, Reigns was singing a different tune. "If I can go out there and they're going to make some noise... they're going to do what they want, and that's cool," he said. "They paid their money, they can do whatever they want, they can cheer, they can boo. As long as I can be a part of it and do my thing, I'm smitten, man."
So which is it? They paid to get in so they can do what they want or they need to shut the hell up while you're cutting your promo?