Roman Reigns, WrestleMania 39, Dusty Rhodes, WWE, Future Plans
by NOMAN RASOOL | VIEW 876
In a recent exclusive interview with the Associated Press, WWE superstar and current Undisputed Universal champion Roman Reigns opened up about various topics. The Tribal Chief shared his excitement for the upcoming WrestleMania 39, where he will defend his dual titles against the 2023 Royal Rumble winner, Cody Rhodes.
Reigns also discussed his early days as a babyface in WWE, the challenges he faced connecting with fans after the breakup of The Shield, his experiences working with the legendary Dusty Rhodes, and his thoughts on potentially leaving WWE for Hollywood or other ventures.
Roman Reigns gained immense popularity as part of the beloved group, The Shield. However, when the group disbanded, he struggled to connect strongly with fans. Reigns candidly admitted to these challenges but highlighted the WWE's current focus on character development, engaging storylines, and logical narrative progression as critical factors in helping him forge a deeper bond with the audience.
Dusty Rhodes' Impact on Reigns' Career
Reigns spoke fondly of his time in WWE developmental, during which he had the opportunity to work with the iconic Dusty Rhodes. The American Dream shaped Reigns' career, initially instilling his confidence.
Reigns explained that Dusty's belief in his potential and vision of the successful wrestler he would become had a lasting impact, helping him overcome self-doubt throughout his journey. Roman Reigns touched on potentially leaving WWE for a career in Hollywood or exploring other opportunities outside the wrestling arena.
The Undisputed Universal champion, who will celebrate his 38th birthday soon, spoke openly about balancing his personal and professional life. Reigns, a dedicated father, emphasized that he is pretty satisfied with his current lifestyle and remains committed to asserting his dominance in the wrestling industry.
He acknowledged the appeal of Hollywood and the success that some of his fellow wrestlers have achieved in the entertainment realm, but Reigns expressed that his true passion lies within the squared circle. He stressed the importance of his love for the art of wrestling and the thrill of performing in front of enthusiastic audiences.
Roman Reigns genuinely appreciates the adrenaline and excitement that accompany being a WWE superstar and the chance to create unforgettable moments for fans across the globe.