Roman Reigns made his return to WWE at SummerSlam last year, turning heel in the process. Fans have wanted to see Reigns turn heel for years and were elated when it finally happened. Reigns won the Universal Championship at WWE Payback a week after his return. Since then he has been a dominant champion, running roughshod on Friday Night Smackdown.
Reigns is the Tribal Chief on Smackdown and is currently working with Paul Heyman. He also has Jey Uso aligned with him and continues to be a dominant force in WWE.
While speaking to Ryan Satin of FOX Sports, Roman Reigns talked about his current character. Reigns then said that he always wanted to turn heel after The Shield split up, adding that Seth Rollins should have been the babyface instead.
“I’ve always wanted to turn heel. I didn’t feel like, I didn’t feel like I should have been the babyface out of the Shield group. We all agreed, we thought it should have been Seth and then keep me as a bad guy. It just happens the way it happens, the numbers lined up the way they did. Things were starting to work as a good guy for me. Then, obviously it took a toll here and there. There were some nights with some loud boos”
Reigns is scheduled to defend his WWE Universal Championship against Kevin Owens at The Royal Rumble pay-per-view next week.