Roman Reigns made a surprise return to the ring at SummerSlam and then went on to win the WWE Universal Championship at Payback. He defeated Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt’s The Fiend in a triple threat match for the belt.
Reigns defended his title against cousin Jey Uso at Clash of Champions and beat him down before his brother Jimmy threw in the towel and acknowledged him as the Tribal Chief. He was officially crowned on last week’s SmackDown episode.
Your Tribal Chief. #Smackdown pic.twitter.com/AVH8v4AfF9
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) October 2, 2020
This current storyline is one of the best of Reigns’ career. The family angle has also got fans speculating if the whole stipulation would culminate in a massive payoff in the form of a match against The Rock.
Recently appearing on the Load Management Podcast, Reigns said that if there is someone who can convince The Rock to come back to the ring, it is him. He also talked about his relationship with him and the lesson he learnt from The People’s Champion.
Roman Reigns on what he learnt from The Rock
Reigns stated that his cousin inspired him to be a generous and kind person, and to be as genuine as possible.
“Just be kind to others. No matter where you find yourself, try to give back as much as possible and help those when you can. Obviously, when you’re in that type of situation, there’s gonna be a lot of people and a lot of hands out there that wanna be filled. But when you can, be as genuine as possible, and help out as many people as you can. That word “genuine” really rings true with him, especially seeing him at work.”
On working with him in Hollywood
Reigns also shared his experience of working in Hollywood with him. He starred with The Rock in the Fast & Furious spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw and talked about how he was like on the set.
“He’s the No. 1 guy and the biggest draw in all of Hollywood and entertainment. They shoot him first and he’s still hanging out when they flip the whole scene so the other actor can read to him and have that line of sight. He’s obviously busy – I know on Hobbs and Shaw he was still working heavily on his tequila and trying to get that figured out and probably had like three more projects in line……but he’s still very hands-on with the creative process. When you’re at that level and you’re the busiest dude in the world and you still have time to say hi to the lighting guy or the crew guy over here….it’s really cool. He’s very smart about how to structure his day, and he still works extremely hard. He treats everybody as if he was on the comedown.”
Roman Reigns will once again defend his Universal title against Jey Uso at WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view on October 25.
Real consequences. #HIAC https://t.co/36ZbRPdIsg
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) October 3, 2020