During an interview with SI.com, The Undertaker talked about Roman Reigns’ heel character in WWE so far…
“I’m so proud of where he is,” says Mark Calaway, who had an iconic 30-year run in WWE as The Undertaker. “The night of Survivor Series [in November], I went up to Roman and Jey and said, ‘This is the most compelling story that we’ve done in a while.’ And where he’s been able to take it, it’s so good. It’s not forced. Roman is hitting on all cylinders.”
“I think he’s a great heel—coldhearted, calculated. There is a compelling backstory and you still feel the tension when Roman appears. Like I said, I’m really proud of him. I wish I had the gas in the tank to work a program with him now. It would definitely be something special.”
SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every week and provides beneath-the-surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. Roman Reigns continued his brilliance Friday night on SmackDown. Since his return to WWE last August, following a nearly six-month absence, Reigns’s presence has stood out as the most compelling part of WWE programming.