WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 

WNS Mobile

RSS Feed

Roman Reigns Talks Returning, His Favorite Match and Fantasy Opponent

Posted By: Ben Kerin on Jan 02, 2015

Roman Reigns Talks Returning, His Favorite Match and Fantasy Opponent

WNS PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH WWE SUPERSTAR ROMAN REIGNS

THOUGHTS ON RETURNING TO IN-RING ACTION

Man, I'm happy to do a lot of things. Having that hernia surgery and the first couple of weeks of recovery was something I had never experienced before. I've had some injuries in my day and I've been able to work through the rehab process but I mean the requirements for hernia surgery is sit on the couch and do nothing. Which you know, it sounds like what's he complaining about? But for the first couple of weeks it was pretty cool. I'm not going to lie I did some pretty good couch work. Til about two and a half, three weeks oh man. You start getting so antsy you just want to get out. I want to get in the gym and I want to work ad sweat and I just couldn't do anything like that. It's nice to be able to move around. run, jump, wrestle, everything man. I'm very fortunate.

ON WETHER OR NOT 2015 WILL BE HIS YEAR

I think so. I think everyone's thinking that. I think everybody goes into these type of matches thinking they're going to be the guy. It can happen. Whether it's 30, 40, 100 people in this match. Everybody should be going in with that mindset. "I'm the guy. I can change my whole career. I can change my whole life if I just dominate tonight and that's what I'm going to do. Fortunately for me I have some experience with this match. I have a record of eliminations and I'm taking last year making it all the way to the end and coming up short as a mistake I can learn from. As a good experience. Hopefully, I can capitalize on it this year and correct that wrong and go onto the big one

ON BEING COMPARED TO JOHN CENA

When I first started wrestling, I got a lot of comparisons to a lot of different people. Razor Ramon, The Rock. I had a bunch of different qualities and characteristics of former guys. I'm not trying to be the next anybody. I'm trying to be the very first Roman Reigns that's all I can do. I'm not out to be somebody that I'm not. I know who I am and I know where I come from and I know where I want to go. It's very flattering to be compared to someone who's worked so hard and been so successful. I don't want what he has, I want what I'm going to get

ON THE TRANSITION FROM BEING PART OF THE SHIELD TO SINGLES COMPETITION

I was fine with it. People don't realize that I was wrestling singles towards the end of The Shield's run. I main evented a whole year of fighting Randy Orton while I was still in The Shield. I had multiple matches without the boys. It's just one of those things, I'm a sports entertainer. I'm a wrestler. I'm a worker. I can wrestle in a team situation. Before I got in The Shield I was wrestling singles so you gie me a squared circle, ropes and someone to beat up and I can do it.

ON ANY COUNTRY HE'S NOT YET GOT TO PERFORM IN BUT WOULD LIKE TO

There's quite a few places I'd like to go. I've been so lucky to go to so many different cool places all over the world. Places I never would have thought of going or even knew about. But I think the one continent that I haven't been to would be South America. So, I would love to get down there and just do antour and go country to country and tear it up for the South American WWE Universe

ON THE MOST BIZARRE THING THAT'S HAPPENED WHEN HE'S WALKED OUT THROUGH THE CROWD

There's been a couple of situations. There's one time a few months ago this little girl came out and wave slapped me. Just a big bear hug on me and I didn't even notice. She was on me before I even knew so when I looked down this 7-8 year old little girl who was as cute as can be. Not too long ago, I think last week i saw those little short films they do on the internet some girl just feeling my arm up and holding my hand. There's so many people and I'm trying to take in the crowd and see what I'm working with with the people that sometimes I don't even notice things like that. We have an awesome job, they're so fiesty and emotional and outspoken. But they've been awesome with me. They haven't done anything too crazy to where we put the entrance in jeopardy

ON POSSIBLY BEING A COMIC BOOK FAN AND SOME OF HIS FAVOURITES

As a younger kid, I've read comic books. I was really into the Spiderman vs Venom and the Superman comics and things like that. But I'm not one of those grown men comic book guys like a few people I know. I got a kid, I don't do little kid stuff. I like to think I emulate a comic book character with the things that I do. My look, my gear, the moveset that I have. Try to emulate that of a Superman-Spiderman mix or something like that

ON FACING RUSEV IN BEAUMONT, TEXAS

I think it's a great opportunity. What better place to win the U.S Title then right there in Beaumont, Texas. I think he's been on a bit of a hot streak. I don't even think anyone's beaten him thus far

ON THE EMOTIONS GOING THROUGH HIS DAY OF WRESTLEMANIA

It's unlike anything else in the world. Our first one one was in New York/New Jersey and last year down in N.O. and it was awesome and just the whole tour, the whole week we get to do a lot of different things at Axxess and do a lot of meet and greet and signings with the fans. So, to have. To be able to interact and hang out and have a lottle time not only with the fans but your family it's almost like a bit of a vacation up until it's time tomkind of get your game face on and remember why you're there. To perform on the grandest stage of them all. For us it was cool because you can feel all those people and you know they're out there. Fortunately for us, going through the crowd we legitimately got to walk through them.

ON HIS FAVOURITE MATCH AND FANTASY OPPONENT HE'D LIKE TO FACE

Yea, i'd have to say my favourite match wzas the first Wyatt match we had on pay per view. I still haven't watched ot back. I want to leave it to what I remember. The vibe and the emotion we had out there. The reponse. The manipulation of the crowd just going in and out of stuff. All the different chants and things like that. It was an unbelievable match. Also, I gotta say for me personally. I really dig my match I had with Randy Orton at Summerslam. I thought we did some pretty cool stuff especially down towards the end of the match. Incredible exchanges, signature moves and stuff like that. He had an RKO caught me out of the Superman Punch no one's ever done that and that just speaks to the type of competitor that guy is and not only that I had enough in me to beat a guy like that.

THOUGHTS ON FEELING PRESSURE BEING THE AMBASSADORS FOR NXT ALONG WITH DEAN AMBROSE AND SETH ROLLINS

I don't know if it was extra pressure. There's always pressure. Pressure almost becomes like another emotion. Most people are happy, sad, angry just all the different emotions you can feel and pressure is just one of them. That time I'm alive. If i'm not nervous or feeling butterflies then like what am I doing. For me, it was a cool responsibility to be given, to take on. I think that's just part of the process. Being the first few to come out of NXT, we felt it but everyone behind us all the way from The Wyatts to Rusev and the list is just going to continue to go on. You've got great talent down there that are going to come up and make a big name for themselves. The Ascension, sami Zayn, Adrian Neville. There's even newer guys,international stars from the independant scene so it's a good time to be a wrestling fan.

HIS REACTION TO BEING NAMED SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR

To be honest I was shocked. I didn't even look at it like I was going to win. I was in The Shield for a little bit of the year. When I came out of there, I came out with a rocket on me and I was able to do some cool stuff with the Rumble and Survivor Series. What you saw on live TV, was what I was going through at the time.

 

» WNS Podcast: - Archive - .MP3 (#207) - iTunes - Stitcher - Facebook - Twitter «

.: Join our NEW Wrestling Forum :. 
««« WNS Forum »»»

Tags: #wwe #roman reigns #wns podcast
https://wrestlr.me/37472/  
Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Nov 11
AEW Dynamite Is Heading To Miami, Florida
AEW has announced the January 15 Dynamite episode will air live from Watsco Center  in Miami, Florida. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22nd at 12 noon ET on Ticketmaster and AEWTix.com w[...]
Nov 11 - AEW has announced the January 15 Dynamite episode will air live from Watsco Center  in Miami, Florida. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22nd at 12 noon ET on Ticketmaster and AEWTix.com w[...]
Nov 11
Sin Cara Requests Release From WWE, Statement Issued
WWE Superstar Sin Cara has announced he has asked for his release from the company. His statement was released in Spanish on Twitter, below is a Google Translate: SIN CARA CONTRACT RELEASE Last n[...]
Nov 11 - WWE Superstar Sin Cara has announced he has asked for his release from the company. His statement was released in Spanish on Twitter, below is a Google Translate: SIN CARA CONTRACT RELEASE Last n[...]
Nov 11
WWE Confirms Undertaker For Steve Austin's New WWE Network Show
WWE has issued the following press statement officially announcing Steve Austin's new WWE Network show and his first guest. “STONE COLD®” STEVE AUSTIN: THE BROKEN SKULL SESSIONS TO PR[...]
Nov 11 - WWE has issued the following press statement officially announcing Steve Austin's new WWE Network show and his first guest. “STONE COLD®” STEVE AUSTIN: THE BROKEN SKULL SESSIONS TO PR[...]
Nov 11
Matches & Segments Set To Air On Tonight’s WWE Raw
Tonight WWE will be airing a taped edition of Monday Night Raw on the USA Network, which was filmed last Friday in Manchester, England, click here for full spoilers. Below is a non-spoiler match list[...]
Nov 11 - Tonight WWE will be airing a taped edition of Monday Night Raw on the USA Network, which was filmed last Friday in Manchester, England, click here for full spoilers. Below is a non-spoiler match list[...]
Nov 11
Bruce Prichard Comments On WWE Trying To Buy The UFC
On the most recent edition of "Something To Wrestle", Bruce Prichard revealed that the WWE did attempt to buy the UFC a few years back, as had been rumored at the time, but were outbid by the Fertitta[...]
Nov 11 - On the most recent edition of "Something To Wrestle", Bruce Prichard revealed that the WWE did attempt to buy the UFC a few years back, as had been rumored at the time, but were outbid by the Fertitta[...]
Nov 11
Jim Ross Discusses Why He Didn't Like The Halloween Havoc Concept
Jim Ross discussed a number of topics on the latest 'Grilling JR' podcast, including the origins of Halloween Havoc and why he didn't like the concept. Check out the highlights below, transcribed cour[...]
Nov 11 - Jim Ross discussed a number of topics on the latest 'Grilling JR' podcast, including the origins of Halloween Havoc and why he didn't like the concept. Check out the highlights below, transcribed cour[...]
Nov 11
Tonight's WWE Raw SPOILERS from Manchester, England
WWE taped Raw from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on Friday. The show will air on USA Network tonight: Check out the spoilers from the show below, courtesy of Edward Neely via WrestlingI[...]
Nov 11 - WWE taped Raw from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on Friday. The show will air on USA Network tonight: Check out the spoilers from the show below, courtesy of Edward Neely via WrestlingI[...]
Nov 11
WWE WrestleMania 35 Generated $165 Million For New York/New Jersey region
WWE issued the following press statement: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today announced that WrestleMania[...]
Nov 11 - WWE issued the following press statement: STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today announced that WrestleMania[...]
Nov 11
Mick Foley Is WWE 24/7 Champion Following Fan Meet & Greet
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has added another accolade to his career (sort of), by capturing the 24/7 title from a fan at a comic-con appearance.  Foley, who introduced the title in May this ye[...]
Nov 11 - WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has added another accolade to his career (sort of), by capturing the 24/7 title from a fan at a comic-con appearance.  Foley, who introduced the title in May this ye[...]
Nov 10
Tony Khan Talks Moxley And Omega Match During Post Full Gear Press Conference
Last night, AEW held their PPV Full Gear and the unsanctioned main event match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega was the talk of social media.  During a post PPV press conference, AEW President[...]
Nov 10 - Last night, AEW held their PPV Full Gear and the unsanctioned main event match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega was the talk of social media.  During a post PPV press conference, AEW President[...]
Nov 10
Charlotte Flair Talks About Her Short Title Reigns
Charlotte Flair is already a 10-time Women’s champion, and her record will be etched into WWE history books. Yet, there’s been criticism over Charlotte’s short title reigns, with man[...]
Nov 10 - Charlotte Flair is already a 10-time Women’s champion, and her record will be etched into WWE history books. Yet, there’s been criticism over Charlotte’s short title reigns, with man[...]
Nov 10
Jake Hager Offers Advice To Rusev Via Twitter
The Rusev, Lana, and Bobby Lashley storyline had drawn a lot of criticism. Recently, Rusev responded to one fan’s critic on Twitter by saying nobody cares what he’s good with.  AEW s[...]
Nov 10 - The Rusev, Lana, and Bobby Lashley storyline had drawn a lot of criticism. Recently, Rusev responded to one fan’s critic on Twitter by saying nobody cares what he’s good with.  AEW s[...]
Nov 10
Watch Brock Lesnar Attack & Destroy Smaller Opponents (Video)
Ahead of Brock Lesnar defending his WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio at the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view, WWE has created a video looking back at "The Beast" destroying smaller talents, [...]
Nov 10 - Ahead of Brock Lesnar defending his WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio at the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view, WWE has created a video looking back at "The Beast" destroying smaller talents, [...]
Nov 10
Chris Jericho On The Possibly Of MJF Joining The Inner Circle
Following last night's AEW Full Gear pay-per-view, AEW World champion Chris Jericho spoke to reporters in a media scrum about MJF possibly joining the Inner Circle. Check out the highlights below: Ch[...]
Nov 10 - Following last night's AEW Full Gear pay-per-view, AEW World champion Chris Jericho spoke to reporters in a media scrum about MJF possibly joining the Inner Circle. Check out the highlights below: Ch[...]
Nov 10
Sean Waltman Comments On Competing As A Smaller Guy
X-Pac (Sean Waltman) revealed on the most recent edition of  "X-Pac 1 2 360" what it was like being a smaller guy in the business when there were some many bigger guys competing back in the day: [...]
Nov 10 - X-Pac (Sean Waltman) revealed on the most recent edition of  "X-Pac 1 2 360" what it was like being a smaller guy in the business when there were some many bigger guys competing back in the day: [...]
Nov 10
Medical Update On Cody Rhodes' Following AEW Full Gear Match
AEW has provided a medical update on Cody Rhodes and announced that he is not cleared to wrestle after taking a nasty bump during his match with Chris Jericho during the Full Gear pay-per-view. Photo[...]
Nov 10 - AEW has provided a medical update on Cody Rhodes and announced that he is not cleared to wrestle after taking a nasty bump during his match with Chris Jericho during the Full Gear pay-per-view. Photo[...]
Nov 10
Adam 'Hangman' Page Reportedly Hurt After AEW Full Gear Match
Following last night's AEW Full Gear Pay-Per-View, PWInsider is reporting that no major injuries came out of the event. However, Adam is reportedly dealing with something: "Hangman Page believed he[...]
Nov 10 - Following last night's AEW Full Gear Pay-Per-View, PWInsider is reporting that no major injuries came out of the event. However, Adam is reportedly dealing with something: "Hangman Page believed he[...]
Nov 10
Update On The Tragic Death Of Independent Wrestler Matt Travis
We reported yesterday on the tragic passing of independent wrestler Matt Travis, who worked extensively on the NYC indy scene. In an update, NBC New York reported the following about this death: &l[...]
Nov 10 - We reported yesterday on the tragic passing of independent wrestler Matt Travis, who worked extensively on the NYC indy scene. In an update, NBC New York reported the following about this death: &l[...]
Nov 10
Matches & Segment Planned For This Week’s AEW Dynamite on TNT
The following matches and segment have been announced for this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite which will feature all the fallout from AEW Full Gear: - AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: SCU[...]
Nov 10 - The following matches and segment have been announced for this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite which will feature all the fallout from AEW Full Gear: - AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: SCU[...]
Nov 10
Eric Bischoff Comments On Why His Recent Run With WWE Didn't Work
Eric Bischoff revealed during Starrcast event why he felt his latest run with WWE didn't work and his future int he pro wrestling business: "It was a great opportunity. I’m grateful for the o[...]
Nov 10 - Eric Bischoff revealed during Starrcast event why he felt his latest run with WWE didn't work and his future int he pro wrestling business: "It was a great opportunity. I’m grateful for the o[...]
Nov 10
Renee Young Says "I Hate This" During Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega's AEW Full Gear Match
AEW Full Gear went extreme on Saturday night with a brutal bout between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega. The Lights Out non-sanctioned match was filled with violence including barbed wire, mouse traps, and[...]
Nov 10 - AEW Full Gear went extreme on Saturday night with a brutal bout between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega. The Lights Out non-sanctioned match was filled with violence including barbed wire, mouse traps, and[...]
Nov 10
Two AEW Wrestlers Involved In A Real-Life Fight, Punches Thrown
Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net posted some details regarding a real-life fight between AEW star Jimmy Havoc and AEW announcer Excalibur on Thursday night at the birthday dinner for Tony Schiavone. [...]
Nov 10 - Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net posted some details regarding a real-life fight between AEW star Jimmy Havoc and AEW announcer Excalibur on Thursday night at the birthday dinner for Tony Schiavone. [...]
Nov 10
AEW Full Gear Results from Baltimore, Maryland (11/09/2019)
The following are the results from tonight's All Elite Wrestling Full Gear pay-per-view in Baltimore, Maryland. The event aired live to the U.S. market on B/R Live and traditional PPV, while[...]
Nov 10 - The following are the results from tonight's All Elite Wrestling Full Gear pay-per-view in Baltimore, Maryland. The event aired live to the U.S. market on B/R Live and traditional PPV, while[...]
Nov 09
AEW Full Gear Results: Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega Goes to the EXTREME
In the final bout of tonight's All Elite Wrestling Full Gear pay-per-view, Jon Moxley defeated Kenny Omega in an unsanctioned "Lights Out" Match. Moxley is focused and is gonna prove a po[...]
Nov 09 - In the final bout of tonight's All Elite Wrestling Full Gear pay-per-view, Jon Moxley defeated Kenny Omega in an unsanctioned "Lights Out" Match. Moxley is focused and is gonna prove a po[...]
Nov 09
AEW Full Gear Results: Who Left as the AEW World Champion Between Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes?
Chris Jericho defeated Cody Rhodes to retain the All Elite Wrestling World Championship at Full Gear after MJF threw in the towel on Cody's behalf while Cody was locked in the Liontamer, for[...]
Nov 09 - Chris Jericho defeated Cody Rhodes to retain the All Elite Wrestling World Championship at Full Gear after MJF threw in the towel on Cody's behalf while Cody was locked in the Liontamer, for[...]

© 2006-2019 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π