Full-time WWE Superstars don’t necessarily see eye to eye with their part-timing counterparts for obvious reasons. The full-timers have to put in more amount of work for comparatively lesser rewards which is obviously not a good experience.
Roman Reigns faces the current Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34. Lesnar, as most of you already know, is also a part-timer.
In a phone interview with NYPost, Reigns claimed that his victory over Lesnar will not only benefit him but the entire locker-room whose potentials are being undermined because of reigning part-timers.
So for me it’s very simple: Not only will it help fuel this fire between Brock and I, it will get some truth that needs to be said a little bit. Some people need to hear this stuff because this has kind of been a thing. Brock’s not the only part-time guy. But there are a lot of full-time guys that are never gonna, as a collective, reach our potentials if we are dominated in this portion of the year by part-time guys.
Reigns went on to say that a full-time Champion draws more people than a part-time one:
Whenever you have a champion who is on every single live event, every single house show, every single appearance that’s scheduled, it changes numbers. It’s true. I’ve seen it before. The tour we had after I beat Triple H in Dallas [at WrestleMania 32] the numbers didn’t lie and it’s not going to be any different [this time].
Furthermore, Reigns revealed that his program with John Cena from last year has tremendously helped him with his mic skills. He credited Cena for his recent promos that have been received well by the fans:
I honestly think that if I didn’t have the battle I did with John that I wouldn’t have been able to deliver the promos like I did against Brock, you know, and truly connect with how I felt and be able to deliver it in the manor and the sentiment that I wanted to be shown on live television. John absolutely 100 percent helped me.
Over the last couple of months accusations of drug abuse have been put up against Reigns by film-maker Jon Bravo and a steroid seller named Richard Rodriguez. However, no concrete evidence was brought up by the film-maker and it was basically a failed venture.
Reigns made it clear that he has nothing to do with the scenario and he and his family do not worry about it:
Once again, I don’t know who that guy is, I couldn’t even tell you his name right now. But that is literally nothing that me or any of my family think about or worry about.
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(H/t NYPost for transcript)