Roman Reigns shocked the wrestling world when he joined forces with Paul Heyman to recapture the WWE Universal Championship at Payback last month. Reigns recently did a Zoom session on Facebook with some lucky Mania Club fans who donated to Connors Cure, and let them know what other changes to his character they can expect.
Reigns said: “To fans that want me to change my gear, get over it. I’m not going to go out there in trunks. However, if you watch me this Sunday, you’ll probably see me with my shirt off. That’s the only change I’m making [to my attire].”
Going shirtless is not the only change that Reigns has planned, as he is also planning on changing his entrance music when the time is right.
“There’s a lot more to it than just me creating my own music. It requires me to go through a lot of channels. You have to understand I’m not automatically a bad guy now. You’ve seen it [the change in my character] in gradual steps. You’ve seen layers of that so far.”
“I want all the nuances to add up. As a full time performer, I have to keep things fresh, and do something new every week. That’s why we have decided to save the new music. And hopefully down the line, once more drastic things happen, and the story unfolds, you’ll hear the new music.”
Reigns went on to explain how he believes today’s wrestling fans are in too much of a rush and don’t give time for a story to develop.
“We have a bunch of fast food fans, who complain that they want well-thought out storylines to develop, but when you start doing that for them, they want it all now. I’m cooking a steak here, we’re making a very elaborate omelet, so we’re in the process of cracking eggs right now.“
“You’re not gonna get it just yet. We’re gonna let the steak stay on the grill and then if you want your cheeseburger, watch Raw. On SmackDown, we do filet mignon.”
Finally, Reigns explained how thankful he was to the WWE for continuing to pay him during his five-month hiatus earlier this year.
“God bless the WWE. During the pandemic, I was still being paid in full. My family and I were very well taken care of considering the fact that I was staying at home. It didn’t feel right to chase other opportunities when I wasn’t fulfilling my job role within the company.”
“That’s why I took the break as, not necessarily a vacation, but as an opportunity to be a better father and husband. I was constantly in the gym, trying to remold my physique. So, when I returned, I had to be ready to go immediately.”
Thank you to WrestlingInc. for transcribing the quotes.
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Matt’s Musings: I think Roman Reigns refreshing his clothing and music is a good idea, as long as they don’t change his name to R-Dogz as well.