Roman Reigns' response to people that say he's a heel now Submitted by Aaron T-Bar Rift on 10/16/2020 at 02:42 PM
In an interview with CBSSports.com, Roman Reigns commented on his new character direction:
“A lot of people want to say, ‘Oh, he’s a heel.’ And, ‘Oh, he was a babyface,' and this and that. I try not to look at it as that. I try to look at it as this being a character in a storyline and he has choices like anyone else. Some of his choices are going to be perceived as good, some of them are going to be perceived as bad and some of them people won’t understand because they won’t understand where he’s coming from.”
“I’ve taken these real-life qualities and experiences and put them in a storyline. That has been able to connect with our audience in a really cool way because they’ve seen me grow and they’ve seen my path and they’ve seen me operate on this top tier of WWE for a long time. For me to actually emote and explain the dimensions of it, I think they dig that and the feeling that the fourth wall is down from time to time. To me, this is Roman. He’s not Joe. I’m able to connect to everything I’m doing now way stronger than anything I’ve done before.”
Roman Reigns will wrestle his first televised singles match since returning to action at SummerSlam when he defends the universal championship against Braun Strowman this Friday night on SmackDown. It's a pairing with a long history, dating back to the first time they shared a ring in 2015.