Roman Reigns Speaks On His Family’s Legacy, Returning To His Hometown & More

The following are highlights of a new interview with :

Returning home in the main event: “It’s a little bit nerve wracking to be honest. Fortunately, the last time we were in Pensacola, we were in The Shield. It felt like a pay-per-view out there. It means so much to me being home. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in that Civic Center — watching Disney on Ice, the Ice Pilots, Arena Football. To get in there, especially as a singles competitor, to be in the main event is unbelievable. No matter what, you want to close the show properly. Being in my hometown of Pensacola, it puts even more weight on my shoulder to go out there and perform at the highest level.”

Following in the footsteps of family members in wrestling: “I don’t look at it as being tough. I take it as more of a responsibility. I feel like I’ve always been in that position in my family, to raise the bar, to keep our legacy strong. It’s more of a challenge. It’s not something that I let stress me out. I stay within myself and never forget where I came from.”

Putting on the best show possible: “I always feel I need to have my best performance possible. You never know when it’s the last time in the ring. I was extremely tough on myself the last time I was in Pensacola. I think I’m a smarter performer now. For me, it’s about doing what I do at the highest level and putting on the best show possible. And that’s what I plan on doing.”

Check out the complete interview at PNJ.com.

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    • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

      I dont see Roman as the future face of WWE. He has the phisique of a Triple H, Hogan, Cena, or Rock but Roman’s promos are weak and you cant have the face of WWE with weak promo skills… His promos are not horrible but are not near close to the needed promo skills needed to be the face

      • Scott

        You can say it his promos are horrible. I agree with you man, but I’m not sold on his wrestling either. But then again who is going to take the helm from Cena in the next 5 to 10 years?

      • Flying Hippo

        “you can’t have the face of WWE with weak promo skills” I think the WWE would beg to differ, just look at Cena’s promos

        • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

          This is what ownez wrote about Cena promos skills in a comment under “Cena is great on the mic, very underrated in a way. He’s great with his words, rarely ever botches and doesn’t stutter. The reason people think he sucks on the mic is because of his pandering towards kids. It’s not his mic skills that are bad; the type of promos he cuts are bad.” That pretty sums it up about Cena

          • Flying Hippo

            OK I see your point, in that case I’m mistaken and his promos are bad and not his skills.

    • Enigma punk

      A see roman bein the face of the company he will get better on the mic look at the current face cena he is weak on the mic he is only good if he is acting stupid or if he does his old gimmick

      • pwnez

        Cena is great on the mic, very underrated in a way. He’s great with his words, rarely ever botches and doesn’t stutter. The reason people think he sucks on the mic is because of his pandering towards kids. It’s not his mic skills that are bad; the type of promos he cuts are bad.

    • “The Original” Kermit The Frog

      RR is already being groomed as the new face of wwe as you can see with him & cena’s promos. He’s still in the building phase I just hope he improves and does not become like cena.

    • TDR25_Forever

      They’re going full throttle with Roman Reigns at this point and has seemingly put everyone else on the back burner. I liked how they were building Big E Langston, than all of a sudden they just push the guy back to where he almost never wins and you hardly see him on TV. I also don’t like how they pushed back Ziggler, Kofi, and looks like Cesaro now. Those guys are really just jobbers at this point. I can agree with a lot of people when they say they don’t see Reigns as the “the guy” or say that he’s ready, because both of those statements are accurate. He’s not that impressive in the ring to me and his mic work is subpar. I wonder if the WWE would be going all out with Reigns if he didn’t have that “family” connection to fall on.

    • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

      It’s so freaking sad that he’s only getting a major push due to being related to The Rock! STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

        your ugly a ss again?

        • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

          Are you the user “The Damn Truth”, who keeps trolling me calling “ugly”, “re**rded and racial slurs against me? Your writing is similar to his, which he is a stupid jobless black racist against whites!

          I hate this anti-white movement that the liberal media is doing in the USA, which are making minorities even more racist than before since they can get away with things unlike Whites..

          P.S. I actually do have Black, Asian and Latino(the most actually) friends, so I’m not racist, but I’m REAL, unlike 98.8 percent of liberals in the USA!

          P.S.S I don’t hate all liberals, but just the hypocritical ones!

          • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

            Dafuq did I just read? I just said you are ugly

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              A long time ago, you called me “Cracker”, you KKK racist!!

              P.S. I made a mistake, it was “Cracka”, you racist!

            • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

              Jomo called you a cracker? Your ugliness is equivalent to your r3tardness because I have never spoken to you before but I am tired of seeing your ugly face here

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              I’m not ugly nor retarded due to me having an a luxurious ex-girlfriend and being in college, but have fun trolling me!

            • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

              You are not ugly because you had 1 girlfriend? lmfao!

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              I’m not a turd-tapper like yourself, so please stop trying to get with me by sending all these messages to me!

              You need to just accept that you’re gay and love yourself. I may be “fat” and “ugly” in your opinion at least, but that does not mean that I would date guys.

              Tell you what, if you stop trolling me with all 10+ of your accounts, then I’ll pay for your therapy lessons regarding you coming out of the closet and being accepted in today’s society. I just hope that you don’t use my money for your therapy lessons on crack.

              I seriously hope for you the best!

            • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

              I just want to see your t i t s

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              Your therapist might be very fat black guy , like yourself, with large breast, so he might be more of your style.

              Please know that I’m serious about giving you money for your therapy lessons regarding you accepting yourself being gay, which is okay.

              I know that most family members might hate you for it, especially in the black community, but you must love yourself before loving others.

              Giving yourself agrees just shows that your lonely and want companionship. Also, it makes you look desperate.

              Have a great gay day, Ms. Jomo!

            • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

              give me some money then, send it to my paypal

      • Scott

        You aren’t the only one, and I think we can all see he will never be the next Rock. The promo skills aren’t there, neither is the wrestling

        • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

          I like Ambrose and I’m surprisingly starting to like Seth Rollins, but they are not going to be getting the Roman Reigns push due to not being related to The Rock :(

          • Filthy_animals

            Dude it’s not only because he is related to the rock but because he has the look and majority of the fans ( excluding the nerdy iwc fanboys ) that like him … Reigns is destined for big things …. Deal with it .

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              He’s not destined for big things with his poor mic skills and promos.

      • just saying

        yep

        • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

          Yep in terms of you agreeing with me or that you are the user “The Damn Truth”? If you’re are him/her(likely a sh*m*le), then use your real account, you coward b**ch

          • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

            Do you even lift ?

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              Yes I do, “The stupid truth”! I’M FAT AND MUSCLED A THE SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              I’m not ugly at all, racist! Please show a picture of yourself instead of making insults about the way I look. God made me this way, which means I am not ugly, troll!!!

              I’m willing to go on a talk show due to your cyber-bulling and have the internet shame you!

              MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OH, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • ibeBrave

              You need help man.

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              I’m not perfect, but he started it with having multiple troll accounts saying mean things to me for months now! I was nice before, but it’s just been pissing me off. I hate him/her more than CM Punk! I think I hate him/her more than my ex-girlfriend!

              I had a YouTube account, but I deleted due to so many dumb trolls talking about the way I look and not the content of my material, which was about the superiority of Nintendo gaming!!

            • ibeBrave

              Just tell him to eat a dyck then ignore him. Whoever it is wants attention. Don’t give it to them. So just give him the finger and go on about your day.

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              I want to, but it’s so hard :(

            • ibeBrave

              My advice would be to ignore who ever it is.that’s what the internet consists of, alot of trolls. Idk if theres ways to block people on disqus. But if there is block him. Or maybe stay off of the internet until your good again. Idk man.

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              You’re right! I need to get stronger mentally! I’m going to try my best to just ignore him. Thank you!

              You should be the next Dr.Phil!

              Thanks, Kakarot!

            • ibeBrave

              Yup

      • I’m just saying

        Aubrey,eat a Snickers bar, you act like a whiny b**** when you’re hungry

        • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

          I don’t like Snickers that much, so say Butterfinger next time, idiot!

          Also, people that agreed with you like sucking off CM Punk.

          • I’m just saying

            ok, eat a Butterfinger

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              THIS IS MUCH MORE FAIR, IDIOT!

      • gdaddy1971

        I would halfway agree with you. He is getting his push partly because of his family lineage, but also partly because of his look. He looks the part, but needs to work on his mic skills to be a top guy.

        • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

          This is really agreeable! He has a nice look as the “face”, but his mic skills and promos need to substantially improve!

          I just hope the other Shield members get a major push similar to Roman Reigns, but I just don’t see that happening. After Ambrose and Rollins current feud, I see them going to mid-card status, while Reigns is still “fighting” to be the top guy :(

    • brad

      I see Roman Reigns as the future as plain as day. He just needs a little work on his promos but that can be fixed and it can also be scripted so I think the wwe has got the promo part covered and I know for sure that Roman Reigns has the wrestling part covered as well as the look.