Major WWE Star Claims Roman Reigns Has “Ruined” The WWE Title

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A top WWE star has taken a huge shot at Roman Reigns.

In recent weeks Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns have taken potshots at each other despite the fact there are no plans for them to wrestle.

On a recent episode of Raw, Rollins called Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Title a “Hollywood” title, while Reigns responded by mocking Rollins for working ten times more often than him but making ten times less money.

Although the pair broke onto WWE’s main roster together as part of The Shield, they’ve had an on-and-off rivalry since the group split in 2014, and it seems neither man is ready to patch things up.

Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show, Rollins doubled down on his criticism of Reigns and said he wants to face Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania. The World Heavyweight Champion went as far as saying Reigns had “ruined” the WWE Title.

“I said, Cody Rhodes, come take a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. I understand Cody Rhodes, one of the top performers in WWE, WWE. He’s got to finish the story. He’s got the story in mind. He wants the WWE championship. It’s a title that his father, the late great American Dream Dusty Rhodes, has never won. Almost won it, had it ripped away. He never won it. He wants to fulfill that destiny.

I understand that, but that title don’t mean what it once did. Roman Reigns has ruined that title. This is the championship in WWE right here. This is the most prestigious title in our entire industry.

I’ve put in the work over the past year to make it that way. And I want to test myself against the best at WrestleMania and the best is the winner of the Royal Rumble now two years in a row, Cody Rhodes. That’s what I want.”

Rollins said that he’s made sure his World Title is present and always there to be challenged for, while Reigns has demeaned the Undisputed WWE Universal Title.

“Well, look, Roman Reigns… working on his own schedule all, and in his mind, he thinks that makes the title bigger and maybe at a time, that was the truth. But the problem is, Roman Reigns isn’t present, which means his title isn’t present, which means you don’t have a crack at it, which means there’s a glass ceiling, which means this the title that he holds isn’t gonna be in every town, in every city. It’s not there.

It’s the Hollywood title it’s as close to a prop, as you can call it and I don’t want to demean it, because I’ve been the World Heavyweight champion, that WWE champion and when I was, I took it everywhere. I defended it all over the place. I made sure that it was present. I made sure that it was on Raw. It was on SmackDown. I made sure that other people had an opportunity at that title.

He has kind of demeaned the title so much that it just don’t mean what this one means, man. I built this one up from nothing, from scratch. This didn’t exist a year ago. Didn’t exist a year ago, and now I’m walking into WrestleMania, biggest champion in the biz.”

UFC Influenced Roman Reigns Promo

On the February 2nd episode of SmackDown, the Tribal Chief took his shot at Seth Rollins before he was confronted by Cody Rhodes who in turn introduced The Rock.

In the controversial segment, Rhodes stepped aside, leaving the way clear for Rock to challenge Reigns.

With regard to Roman Reigns’ comments about Seth Rollins, a report suggested the idea came from UFC’s playbook.

H/t to Fightful