Roman Reigns shocked the world when he returned to WWE at SummerSlam and attacked The Fiend and Braun Strowman. The shocks continued the next week on WWE SmackDown when he revealed he had teamed up with Paul Heyman. Finally, a week after his return, Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship at WWE Payback.
Paul Heyman on teaming up with Roman Reigns
Now, during an appearance on WWE’s The Bump, Paul Heyman talked about his team with Reigns. Heyman, usually known for his role as Brock Lesnar’s advocate, revealed the reason for working with Reigns.
Heyman revealed that Reigns felt cast out, much in the same way that Heyman himself was. He took a shot at WWE for removing him from his role as WWE RAW Executive Director.
“Take it any way that you want it but I also said it on Friday Night SmackDown, if you would kindly pay attention to our own television programming, the quote was ‘I was thrown into an ocean of obscurity and I was resuced to the island of relevancy by Roman Reigns’ and that is a fact.”
“I was cast out. I was thrown away. I was sent out to drift into the ocean and just go away, ‘don’t even bother us any more’ and Roman Reigns realized just in order for him to protect his status as the Superstar in WWE, that someone who has expereinced the same disrespect, the same lack of appreciation, someone who has experienced everything he is going through this year, that would be Paul Heyman, would need to protect him from these evil deeds that were cast upon him and to course correct what was happening here in World Wrestlig Entertainment. As it does in all other forms of entertainment, all other forms of sports and also all other forms of sports entertainment.”
Roman Reigns has been vocal since his return to WWE and even took a shot at Jon Moxley recently. Currently, Reigns will be facing Jey Uso at WWE Clash of Champions.