Roman Reigns has taken on the role of WWE's iconic face for nearly two years. Having struggled early in his career, the 'Tribal Chief' has shifted gears since making his return to SummerSlam 2020. By joining forces with Paul Heyman and completing his turn heel, the former Shield member has finally managed to make himself known to the WWE Universe.
Reigns became Undisputed World Champion at WrestleMania 38, defeating Brock Lesnar and reiterating that he is the undisputed leader of the company. We will see a new chapter in their rivalry at SummerSlam 2022, the biggest pay-per-view of the summer.
Roman's record leaves you speechless: he has won the WWE Championship four times, the Universal Championship twice and once each the Intercontinental title, the United States title and the WWE Tag Team Championship. He also won the 2015 Royal Rumble match, recording six eliminations.
Guest on the latest edition of the 'Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling' podcast, Kurt Angle praised Roman Reigns for turning his career around.
Kurt Angle reflects on Roman Reigns
"I have a lot of respect for Roman Reigns, having managed to reverse the inertia and keep his talent from going to waste.
Vince McMahon invested a lot in him at first, but Roman was not ready and fans started to hate him. It wasn't easy to get out of that hole, it was really deep. He not only came out of it, but he proved to be the best performer around” - said Kurt Angle.
"When Vince wants to push someone and the fans think he doesn't deserve it, they're going to haunt that athlete for a while. That's exactly what happened to Reigns. Now things have changed, he has earned everyone's respect” - added Kurt.
The former Olympic gold medalist also spoke of his future projects: "I'm working on a documentary that will be released on August 28. Then I'll start my second book”. Kurt Angle's first book dates back to 2001, but it wasn't very successful.
WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi was asked about the above possibility on Sony Sports Network's "Extraaa Dhamaal" show, and here's what he had to say: "Solo Sikoa? By all means. Absolutely. 100 percent. I'll tell you what — 200 percent...
He's the younger brother of The Usos, family to Roman Reigns, son to yours truly. So absolutely." Reigns currently holds both world titles in the company, having defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to unify the Universal and WWE Championships. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Jey Uso are the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.