Making the media rounds ahead of WWE’s big weekend return to performing on the road in front of crowds, Roman Reigns is upping the ante on his big claims. First he was one of a handful of talents at the top. Now he’s put himself above them all.
Reigns used part of an answer to a question from CBS Sports’ Brent Brookhouse about how it’ll be different to be performing for live fans again to make a definitive statement about the past year, and his place in history.
“That’s my legacy coming out of the ThunderDome. Hands down, without question, it can be debated for great content on social media and WWE.com to put these polls and try to make an argument. But there’s no argument. There’s been nobody to ever carry the WWE product like I have over the past year and I stand on that. You can throw anybody out. We can try and be nice and say, ‘Oh, Bayley! She just got hurt. She was the best.’ Come on, let’s not lie to ourselves. The Tribal Chief has carried the WWE for well over a year now and there’s no denying it.”
It’s a very good quote, and another example of how seamlessly Reigns can work character bits into an interview that’s largely a shoot focused on promoting the company.
There are reasons to agree and disagree with Roman’s take, but he wins either way. If you agree, it’s another reason he’s The Guy. But if you want to argue in favor of Bayley or Sasha Banks or MVP during the pandemic, or John Cena or Undertaker or Hulk Hogan all-time, he’s gotten a reaction out of you.
After years of him pissing people off without even trying, it’s fun to watch him push some buttons.
Yeah, Reigns has “it” (sorry, Cain).
In his chat with Brookhouse, Roman also has some interesting things to say about what he learned in the ThunderDome, and how he’ll change things up on the road. Check it out here.