Roman Reigns, one of the most prominent WWE superstars and current Undisputed Universal Champion, recently opened up about his challenges on his journey to the top of the pro wrestling world. In an interview with the Associated Press, the Tribal Chief shared his thoughts on this weekend's highly anticipated WrestleMania 39.
He is set to defend his titles against the 2023 Royal Rumble winner, Cody Rhodes. During the interview, Reigns reflected on his early days as a babyface in WWE and the difficulties he encountered while trying to connect with fans following the dissolution of his popular group, The Shield.
Acknowledging the struggle, Reigns said, "I don't blame them. Everything we're doing now and how it is displayed — the character work, the personality, the storylines, all of that information we're giving our fans, we're keeping everything as logical as you can in a wrestling show."
Dusty Rhodes' Impact on Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns also expressed his gratitude to the late wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes, who played a crucial role in shaping his career during his time in developmental.
Reigns credits Dusty for instilling confidence in him and helping him realize his potential, saying, "He saw the man I would become opposed to what I was looking at in the mirror. I've lived with that and carried that with me anytime I have doubts." As for his future, Reigns addressed rumors regarding a potential departure from WWE to pursue a career in Hollywood or other ventures.
The 38-year-old superstar, known for taking care of himself physically and mentally, dismissed the speculation by affirming his commitment to WWE as long as they continue to compensate him well. "I feel good. I take care of myself.
I'm not running around doing anything crazy. I raise children and dominate the wrestling game. If they keep cutting these insane checks, I'll stay around."