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Here’s why Chris Jericho says Roman Reigns might be the best wrestler in WWE

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From an interview with SI, discussing whether or not the kind of reaction a wrestler gets really matters:

"It doesn't. Obviously there comes a point where you want to steer people in the right direction. For whatever reason it's the cool thing to boo Roman Reigns, just as it was the cool thing to boo John Cena, just as it was the cool thing to boo The Rock. But guess what? Those guys are so good that if you really are a wrestling fan... and Roman Reigns might be the best wrestler in the company. And I'm telling you that because if people are interested in what you're doing whether they're booing or whether they're cheering, they're still going to pay money to see you."

This comes just after Reigns was quoted as saying he’s the first true “gray area guy,” meaning he’s not a heel or a babyface. It seems clear at this point that those within WWE agree that it doesn’t matter if a wrestler is getting booed or getting cheered as long as said wrestler is drawing fans in.

Jericho is saying that Reigns is the best because he can draw those fans in. He creates a feeling within you one way or another and that feeling leads to money. In this industry, that’s the central goal of any wrestler. Just make them pay to see you, and however they express themselves after that matters not.

Agree with Jericho?

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