After struggling a lot in the past years, Roman Reigns has finally managed to show all his enormous talent in the service of WWE. The former member of the Shield had received a lot of criticism because of his character always equal to himself, a resentment further exacerbated by the management's choice to impose him as the symbol of the federation.
The sensational turn heel and the new bond with Paul Heyman helped to adjust the shot, as well as the greater experience of Reigns in understanding the needs of the public. The 'Tribal Chief' has now taken on the role of leader of the locker room, following in the footsteps of legends such as John Cena and The Undertaker.
Speaking in the latest edition of the 'Cheap Heat' podcast, the current Universal Champion paid tribute to all those superstars who have led the business to what it is today. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon reportedly visited the Performance Center on Thursday this week to scout talent.
Roman Reigns opens up on Vince McMahon
“It would be a huge lie if someone denied that John Cena has been pulling the cart for a very long time and will always deserve our full respect. Vince McMahon himself is super grateful to him for what he has accomplished.
The same goes for The Undertaker too, which is one of the reasons we have these pharaonic contracts today. They are the ones who brought the business to this level, they pushed it thanks to their work. They laid the foundations to continue this journey and further increase the success we have,” Roman Reigns said.
Earlier this year, John Cena had some nice words for the new character of Roman Reigns: “Roman is creating his own path, there is no doubt that he is doing a great job from this point of view. I feel like this is the best moment of his career and that excites me.
I don't know what allowed him to go one step further, but I'm happy for him and for wrestling fans in general”. In recent weeks, the rumor of an imminent return of the Bostonian to start a feud with Reigns has become insistent.
According to a recent report by Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Vince McMahon's visit to the PC went very well with one person who was in attendance, even describing it as a "breath of fresh air." The Chairman was accompanied by WWE President Nick Khan, Bruce Prichard, and John Laurinaitis. They all met with the staff and observed the training at the facility.