When it comes to acknowledging Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman believes that the Emmy Awards need to honor the Tribal Chief.
For the past two and a half years, Roman Reigns has dominated WWE as the Tribal Chief that has held the WWE Universal Title since August 2020, which is nearly 900 days now. Reigns added the WWE Title to his collection ten months ago to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
During Roman’s entire reign as the Tribal Chief character, Paul Heyman has been by his side other than a month when Heyman was part of a plan to fool Brock Lesnar. Heyman’s role in Roman’s group known as The Bloodline is to be the Special Counsel while also being known as the “Wise Man” due to Heyman’s 30+ years of experience in the pro wrestling business.
While WWE Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown are considered successful television shows that draw very well especially in the 18-49 age demographic, the company is largely ignored when it comes to the Emmy Awards, which honors television shows and in this era, streaming shows as well. Considering Raw has been on cable television for over 30 years and Smackdown for 24 years later this year, people within WWE may feel overlooked in terms of being dissed by the Emmy Awards.
In an interview with Variety, Paul Heyman made it clear that he thinks Reigns deserves an Emmy Award based on his performances.
“I will honestly state that I’ll put Roman Reigns and his portrayal of the Tribal Chief up against anybody right now in how he has approached a reality-based character of the top star of the industry.”
“And the fact that he’s not recognized by the people that are there to reward such performances with an award, to me, is disconcerting.”
As Paul Heyman continued, he spoke about what their goals are.
“We’re trying to present a body of work that exceeds all boundaries and limitations that have been imposed upon this industry, either self-imposed or imposed by the predetermined notion of what this business is by the outside world, as evidenced by the fact that we’re sitting here today talking about the unfathomable concept of the Emmy Awards, because a year ago we would have been laughed out of the conversation. But this is what we strive for.”
The next time Roman Reigns will put the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the line will be against Sami Zayn next Saturday night, February 18th at Elimination Chamber in Sami’s hometown of Montreal. Paul Heyman, as usual, will be right by Roman’s side to acknowledge the Tribal Chief once again.