Roman Reigns is set to take on Braun Strowman with the WWE Universal Title on the line this week on Friday Night SmackDown. The Tribal Chief already stated that he doesn’t feel Strowman deserves another title opportunity. The Monster Among Men has something to say about Roman Reigns as well. He’s not a fan of Reigns’ new attitude, and he’s apparently not the only one.
Strowman lost the Universal Title at SummerSlam, but he was also the man who was pinned at Payback a week later. Roman Reigns’ new persona on television apparently translates to an updated demeanor backstage as well.
While speaking to Sportskeeda, Braun Strowman railed on Roman Reigns’ new attitude. He has lost respect for Reigns since his return. Strowman said he’s not a fan of Reigns’ new attitude and that likely goes for a lot of guys in the locker room as well.
“Look, I’ll be honest with you, I’m a little bit shocked by it and pretty appalled. Umm, you know, I’ve always had a lot of respect for Roman. Even when we were trying to kill each other, you know, he helped me out a lot early in my career, and he went away, and stuff in the beginning of this pandemic and I applauded him for being selfish and taking care of himself and his family, first and foremost. Whatever he has been through, or gone through, that was, like I said, we had a long conversation. At the end of the day, I wasn’t supposed to be in the position that I was in, going into WrestleMania.”
“Like time and time before and time and time again and after, when WWE calls my number, I take the ball, and I put my head, and I run as hard as I can. I have, and I will continue to do that for this company. Saying that and that being said, I don’t know where this attitude and smug chip on his shoulder that he’s got since he’s come back. I don’t know if it’s because he’s got this parasite Paul Heyman in his ear, you know filling his head up full with all this crap, and stuff like this, but you know, at the end of the day, I feel like he is carrying the Universal entitlement, just his attitude, his whole new attitude. I’m not really a fan of it, and I don’t think too many of the guys are in the locker room.“
Those words from Braun Strowman aren’t likely to make Roman Reigns very happy. It could have also been Strowman working during the interview a bit, but you never know how much actual resentment might reside within the big man’s remarks.