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Roman Reigns says ‘it hurts’ that his WrestleMania match with Undertaker was a disappointment

Roman Reigns is promoting his new movie on Netflix, The Last Missy, so that means he’s being interviewed by Kayla Braxton, alongside David Spade, and answering questions about the Undertaker: The Last Ride documentary. Reigns’ match at WrestleMania 33 against the Dead Man was a focal part of Chapter One in the aforementioned WWE Network docuseries. Undertaker’s body was so broken down that the match ended up being a disappointment..

Reigns said it hurts that his match with Undertaker didn’t go down as the masterpiece that the Phenom deserved. Here’s how he described it in the above video, per Wrestling Inc’s transcript:

“You want to be flawless out there, and for someone who’d done it like he has, I mean... in those four matches that he described, that were his masterpieces, with Shawn and Triple H, it hurts to not be in that category. Still, kudos to him. He’s a warrior to go out there and still place his body on the line, to sacrifice his health for our fanbase. You know... I think we can all agree that our fans are special and they have an attachment to our product like no other product in the world, no other form of entertainment in the world. So I think that just shows the bond that he has with our fanbase, and what he’s willing to do and sacrifice for them.”

Moving on, Reigns also talked about how lubricated Randy Orton is, before picking the Viper to win The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever:

“And if we’re talking about the greatest wrestling match of all time, Randy Orton’s in probably the best shape of his life. He is, as far as being an in-ring competitor, he’s lubricated. I mean, you gotta really, to stay in ring shape, you gotta be in the ring constantly. So, I’m going to go with Randy Orton, but I know what’s on the line with Edge. I know what he’s trying to prove, and I mean... he’s just an inspiration.”

Baseball fans might recognize the meaningless cliche “He’s in the best shape of his life” as a common thing said about older athletes on the decline at the beginning of spring training, in order to present some hope for the upcoming season. But in most cases that older star does not rebound from the prior disappointing year, because father time always wins.

So yes, I’m sure that Randy Orton is in the best shape of his life. Just like I’m sure that he and Edge will have The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever.

Jokes aside, the most important thing here is that Reigns and his family are staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic, and he is appreciative of all the support that he has received:

“All the security that I have in my life now, to be able to protect my family and to be comfortable, is because of our fanbase, is because of the WWE Universe, and I just want y’all to remember that I’m so thankful. so just... so grateful for everything that I’ve been able to earn, and all the experiences I’ve been able to go to, because it’s been an amazing ride and I can’t wait to get back to normal and entertain on a weekly basis.”

It’s good to check in with the Big Dog and hear his thoughts on current events in pro wrestling.

But can we get some more Randy Orton lubrication details? I really want to know more.

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