• Roman Reigns Reveals How He Responds To Negative Fan Reaction – Says He Won’t Change To Please Others
During a recent interview with ESPN, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns talked about how he handles all the booing and negative chants, two of biggest ex-UFC stars (Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar) headlining WrestleMania 34, and his whole career being on fast forward and not getting an off-season.
Below are the highlights:
On how he handles all the negative fan reaction:
“I just do me. There’s a lot of situations where you just have to learn by fire. You get thrown into the deep end and you have to learn how to swim. For me, I just try to take it in stride and go out there and do my thing and handle it how I have. That’s the only way I can really respond is going out there and being me, and that’s the truest way to do it. I’m not going to change me to please other people.”
On two of biggest ex-UFC stars (Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar) headlining WrestleMania 34:
“It’s great. We’re trying to spread the word about our form of entertainment. We’re just trying to entertain families and pull them out of their regular lives and take them on a vacation for a little bit. When you have a guy like Brock Lesnar and you have a woman like Ronda Rousey, they have that crossover appeal and that legitimacy, so whenever you can put them in this entertainment world, it just adds a greater mystique.
It almost makes it old school when no one knew what was happening because people know how dangerous Brock Lesnar really is. They’ve seen in him in the Octagon; they’ve seen the savage he can be. It’s an honor to be in there with someone so legitimate. That just shows how much passion he has for our business, to bring his career, his reputation, his accolades and all he has achieved in MMA and put it on the line here.”
On his whole career being on fast forward and not getting an off-season:
“It’s hard to really appreciate these moments. My whole career has felt like it’s been in fast forward. We don’t have an off-season, and that’s the situation we all signed up for. It would be great if we had four months to just relax, reflect and digest it all, but we just keep it moving.
There are 52 weeks a year, and the world needs its entertainment and its professional wrestling. But there are moments you want to soak it in. So hopefully one day, I can be home, chilling with my kids, crack a beer open, and sit back and think on what I’ve done.”
• WWE Star Joining An Elite Group At WrestleMania 34 (Major Spoiler)
At WrestleMania 34, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship against the winner of the Men’s 2018 Royal Rumble match, Shinsuke Nakamura.
Nakamura is scheduled to win this match and become the new WWE Champion. With this win, Nakamura will join WWE Hall of Famer Yokozuna and current Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a very elite class of wrestlers who won the WWF/E Championship in their WrestleMania debut.
Yokozuna won the WWF Championship in his WrestleMania debut back at WrestleMania IX in 1993 by defeating Bret “Hitman” Hart.
Brock Lesnar won the WWE Championship in his WrestleMania debut back at WrestleMania XIX in 2003 by defeating Kurt Angle.