Paul Heyman, known as "The Special Counsel" to Roman Reigns, goes above and beyond the role of an advocate. His responsibilities extend beyond the hype, as he gives wisdom and guidance to the Undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion.
As one of the most revered managers in history, Heyman's penchant for extolling Reigns' virtues remains intact. During an appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show," Heyman emphasized that the numbers speak volumes, eliminating the need to rely solely on his words to convey Reigns' greatness.
"Everyone wants a shootout in the OK corral," he proclaimed. "But when you're the top gunslinger, everyone claims they can draw the gun faster when nobody truly can. When Roman Reigns is the undeniable biggest box office attraction of all time, the WrestleMania earnings validate that claim.
The earnings in Saudi Arabia, London, and Cardiff further substantiate it. And even the 'Smackdown' ratings, despite the loss of Pat McAfee as a color commentator, attest to his unmatched popularity. So, while everyone wants to critique and take jabs at Roman Reigns, it's only because he reigns supreme as the undisputed number one.
Until someone dethrones him, we must endure the criticism," elucidated Heyman.
Reigns' Unparalleled Triumphs Over Legends
In addition to the numbers, Heyman highlighted Reigns' exceptional track record as undeniable proof of his unprecedented reign.
Heyman acknowledged the greatness of previous champions like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, and Bob Backlund. However, Reigns has triumphed over several WWE Superstars spanning multiple generations. Heyman emphasized the importance of recognizing this accomplishment: "Steve Austin, John Cena, and The Rock didn't hold the title for a thousand days.
Yet, Reigns has thrived in this era of intense pressure and formidable competition, fending off many heavyweight contenders. He has successfully defended his title against Brock Lesnar, defeated John Cena, and headlined WrestleMania by triumphing over Edge and Daniel Bryan.
Even against Cody Rhodes, he emerged victorious, albeit by a narrow margin. Look at the extensive list of legends and icons that Roman Reigns has conquered. It's a legendary roster, populated by all-time greats." With such impressive statistics, arguing against Roman Reigns' claim as one of the most prolific WWE Champions in the sport's history becomes increasingly tricky.
And if anyone dares to challenge this assertion, Paul Heyman undoubtedly possesses the eloquence to counter their arguments. For now, however, his attention is likely consumed by the impending Bloodline Civil War set to unfold at Money in the Bank on July 1, 2023, at the illustrious O2 Arena in London, England.