Jon Moxley had a lot to say about WWE’s creative process when he left the company. Roman Reigns still considers Mox a friend, but he obviously doesn’t agree with him.
While speaking to ESPN, The Big Dog was asked about Moxley’s viewpoint on how WWE creative works. Obviously, there are a lot of things that could be fixed about the creative process, but Roman Reigns had to defend the company he works for as an independent contractor.
“I’ll tell you straight-up: I disagree with what [Dean] Ambrose said about the creative process. I love the guy. I love him to death. He’s my brother. And wrestling ain’t gonna stop that. On a personal level, me and that dude can hang out, have a beer or two and just talk. And even when we don’t talk, that’s just our relationship.”
“When it comes down to it, creative-wise, that’s on you. Communication is communication. When you go in there and you talk to boss, you gotta let him know. He even made comments about the things I had to say, but that was in a different place. I was brand-new.”
“We’ve worked our asses off for Vince [McMahon] in this company, and he respects that, and he wants to know our opinions. You have to speak up for yourself. I’m in a position now where he listens to everything I have to say, what I’m feeling.”
“Early on, when you don’t have any equity, when you haven’t put in any time, you should do what the boss says. But once you earn that equity, once you got the keys to the car — which Ambrose was clearly in that position because all three of us [were] — you have to speak up for yourself and do what’s right for you.”
“Regardless, I love the dude, man. We came from the bottom and got to where we are now, and he’s a huge part of that. No type of business rivalry or any of that crap will ever affect the personal relationship I have with either Seth or Dean. We’re all gonna do our thing. We’re having fun. I’m enjoying where I’m at. I enjoy being with the WWE. I’ll never be anywhere else.”
Roman Reigns is a locker room leader in WWE and he hasn’t stopped defending the company at all. His Shield brother Seth Rollins might have taken a more direct approach in defending WWE against fan criticism, but at least we still know whose side The Big Dog is on.