During a recent appearance on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, Roman Reigns discussed his feud with Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, if Brock takes his insults literally, his last WrestleMania match with Lesnar and what can people expect from their match.
Below are the highlights:
On if Brock Lesnar takes his insults literally:
“I think it is all part of storytelling. It’s like the scene in Braveheart where they are all lined up for battle, wearing the blue face paint, but eventually they send out the nobles to talk, and then William Wallace is prancing around in his horse and then he takes off and says that he is going to go pick a fight.
That is the cool part of what we do; we can build up this story through verbal confrontation, but at the end of the day it has to come down to physical performance. I have been in a few different matches with Brock in different capacities, and then I have had the singles match at WrestleMania 31 in Santa Clara, California, but that is kind of what is cool about this.
A lot of times what we do is very cerebral; but this one is very simple, get ready to hurt and get ready to get hit right back.”
On his last WrestleMania match with Lesnar and what can people expect from their match:
“The match is the match. It’s one thing when you speak about it with four weeks, five weeks out, but if you saw what we did three years ago, you will have a general idea of how we go at it. I don’t see us giving you apples and changing the apples to give you a different fruit. We will do what works for us; we are both physical and both brawlers, and both not afraid to bang.
So, hopefully with the physicality, and hopefully a great story, which is important to grasp that, to completely immerse themselves in it and get lost in it. I think what people will be able to take from it of whether or not someone is knocked out, and stretch the imagination and make people guess, whether it is professional wrestling or fighting. I think if we are blurring the lines, we are doing our job.”
You can watch the brutal WrestleMania 31 match of Lesnar & Reigns below:
Below is what WWE posted about Reigns ahead of tonight’s episode of Raw:
Will Roman Reigns be ready for WrestleMania?
“This past Monday night on Raw, Roman Reigns’ suspension was lifted, and The Big Dog saw fit to incite a brawl with Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, despite suffering a vicious beating at the hands of The Beast Incarnate one week prior.
Reigns is clearly worse for wear after once again being brutalized by The Beast, but he will nevertheless challenge Lesnar for the Universal Title at WrestleMania.
What’s going through Reigns’ mind as that title bout approaches? Will he attempt to stagger The Conqueror before The Show of Shows, despite his previous attempts ending in disaster?
We’ll find out when Raw goes live in Atlanta.”