Roman Reigns has been one of WWE's cornerstones for over a decade. Once he was the most controversial superstar on the roster, today he has become a source of inspiration for colleagues and an icon for fans around the world.
Last year's turn heel and his alliance with Paul Heyman are two of the factors that allowed the former Shield member to fully express his enormous talent. After beating John Cena at SummerSlam and Finn Balor at Extreme Rules, the Universal Champion has embarked on a new feud with Brock Lesnar.
The showdown between the two will take place at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on 21 October. In recent years, the 'Tribal Chief' has also distinguished himself for his role backstage and for the help provided to several young talents.
Host of the 'That 90's Wrestling' podcast, former WWE superstar Mike Bennett had wonderful words for Reigns.
Bennett praises Roman Reigns
“In my opinion, Roman Reigns is the best ever, I have no doubts about it. That guy used to watch '205 Live' and give us lots of tips to improve our wrestling style," said Bennett.
“He was never one of those who come there and he just compliments you for what you did. His approach was genuine and criticism of him helped young wrestlers to improve. He made you think about certain aspects of the match, about what could be improved and gave you some advice to thrill the crowd even more.
He did all this at 10 pm when all the others had already left the building. I will always have enormous esteem for him," he added. During his long WWE career, Roman Reigns' held the heavyweight title three times, the Universal Championship twice and the Intercontinental title once, the United States Championship and Tag Team Championship (alongside Seth Rollins).
He turns out to be the 17th wrestler in WWE history to have completed the Grand Slam (new format). AEW Dynamite will make their Long Island debut at the same arena nine days after WWE RAW is held at the venue. This Dynamite taping is currently well ahead of WWE's flagship show when it comes to ticket sales.
There is a chance that Reigns' addition to this RAW is an effort to boost ticket sales for the event. If so, it's possible that only fans live in attendance will see Reigns that night, as he could compete in a dark match after RAW goes off the air.