Roman Reigns has been a hot topic of discussion ever since the Big Dog made his return to WWE programming and subsequently turned heel for the first time since his Shield days.
Since then, a lot of people have praised WWE’s handling of his heel turn which fans have been wanting for a long time and many have applauded the current Universal Champion for his performance as well.
During the recent episode of his podcast, Corey Graves also talked about the new attitude of Roman Reigns, saying that it’s not really a new character:
“I think it’s the perfect example of when you bring the right amount of reality into the sports entertainment business. If you just capture it? It can be magic. This is kind of interesting to a lot of guys that know Roman. Because this isn’t a ‘new’ character. This IS Roman Reigns. This is the guy that we’ve all known and loved…or despised, for years.”
Continuing on the topic, the former NXT star claimed that the former Shield member believes the stuff he says and he knows that he is the guy keeping SmackDown ahead:
“Roman believes this stuff that he says. Roman knows that he is the guy keeping SmackDown ahead of the pack right now. I genuinely enjoy the hell out of it, because I have the utmost respect for the entire Anoa’i family. To see that kind of play out on screen and for the whole world to get to know that legacy is legitimate? [It’s great] knowing it’s not some storyline that was drawn up in a writers room.”