• “They wanted to kill me” – WWE Star On His 1st Match With Brock Lesnar
7 Years ago today, WrestleMania 31 took place. This event featured Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns facing each other for the first time ever.
This was also Roman’s 1st ever WrestleMania main event.
In April 2017, Roman appeared on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast and discussed this match with Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Below is what Reigns said about what it was like to work with Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman:
“No, it wasn’t easy, by any means. But the thing I had a lot of confidence in is I knew it was just going to be a fight. I knew it was going to be brutal and I like that sh*t.
Like, hey, if you want to bang, I’m all for it. I’m never scared. But it was just weird. It really was. It was last minute. It was one of those deals where it wasn’t a lot of talking, didn’t seem open to ideas because, essentially, in their minds, and when I say ‘their minds’ I say Brock and Paul, which, that is a powerful pairing right there.
But those two, they’re something else. They wanted to kill me. They were convinced however many people were there 80,000, whatever, they wanted to see me get crushed. They were there and they just want to see Roman get his a$$ beat. And I can’t disagree with them, but brother has got to fight. Hey, you can kick my a$$ all you want, but I’m going to fight.”
I knew he wanted to get straight to the Suplex City, and I was like, ‘f**k it. Here we go!’ And nobody does this, like, it was ‘ding, ding, ding’ and I went right into him.
For me, it was just about taking that a$$-whooping and I’m thankful to Brock because he has got a name. Brock is legit, ‘I’ll break your face and I’m not scared to go in there and have someone break mine’. I’ve seen him crush people. I’ve seen him get his a$$ whooped too, by who was it? Cain Velasquez or whatever.
But just to have the balls to go out there and like do that, you’ve got to be a man and I respect him, I respect his name, and the fact that he went out there and he built it.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 29, 1986) – WWF All-Star Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All-Star Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & interviews on the road to the WrestleMania II PPV.
You can find the card below:
The Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana vs. Johnny K-9 & Paul Christy
King Kong Bundy vs. Ivan MacDonald
Paul Orndorff vs. Claude Hebert
Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Joe Marcus & Yvon Laverdue
The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff vs. George Wells & Andre Malo