Roman Reigns has addressed fans wanting WWE to turn him heel.
ESPN published an article with an interview that was conducted with Reigns during a recent media scrum while on the WWE tour in Europe where he was asked if the sports entertainment company should finally pull the plug on his babyface run and turn him heel.
According to Eeigns, he feels that he is already somewhat a heel due to the reactions he gets from fans.
“It’s a weird question because aren’t I already a heel? If I garner that reaction, what’s the point? It’s already happening. If I’m already being booed, then why try to get booed?
“I have a great opportunity — because I’m a gray-area guy — to do a little bit of everything. I’m in a good place to do whatever I want and just play with this character and not just be a heel or a face — I feel my character can be so much more than that.”
Two stars that were babyfaces for the majority of their time with the WWE are The Usos, who are cousins with Reigns. However, they got a fresh slate once they turned heel and reinvented themselves.
“They were tired of everything. They were ready for a change, they wanted more responsibility, and they wanted a bigger role,” Reigns said. “What you’ve seen over the past few years, I’ve been seeing all my life. They really do have each other’s back in every regard.
“I’m super proud of them. I’m excited to not only see where they go, but also where I go — you never know. The story’s there, it’s easy. We all represent the same bloodline, we all represent the same family. It’d be pretty cool if, maybe one day, there was a Samoan ‘Shield.'”
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