Ever since Roman Reigns paired up with Paul Heyman, he has been on a tremendous run as WWE Universal Champion. Roman is the Tribal Chief on Friday Night Smackdown and continues to run roughshod on the brand.
While speaking to Brent Brookhouse of CBS Sports to hype his Royal Rumble title match against Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns talked about his relationship with Paul Heyman. Roman noted just how helpful Heyman has been for him both inside and outside the squared circle, stating that it has been a pleasure working with Heyman.
“He’s just a pleasure to be around. Not only that, to be able to work with him? A lot of people just look at him as this creative genius and someone who is masterful on the microphone. But, the attention to detail is in every area, from anything that I need. This man has gotten me towels from the hotel to make sure they’re big enough, to picking me up custom steaks from the butcher last week. This guy does not cut his corners, he really is all hands on deck.
“It’s not just what he does from a creative standpoint or on camera, and he’s the greatest of all time with what he does in promoting and selling his athletes and how much demand he puts on the matches he’s involved in. He really does anything under the sun to make sure that the talent he’s working with is completely comfortable and focused on what they’re doing. It’s been a pleasure to work with him.”
Reigns then revealed that his relationship with Heyman outside the ring is very different from what is presented on WWE television. Reigns then added that he doesn’t want to work without Heyman in one way or the other.
Reigns explained just how important Heyman is to him.
“If something happens and we’re no longer on screen together, I don’t think I’ll ever want to work without him one way or another,” Reigns said. “Even if we’re not a pairing on television anymore, I will still want and need him at television to work with me. Even throughout the week. We’ll start texting throughout the week to get ideas and figure out the message we want to get across. It’s a weekly battle where we don’t always get our way, but we try our best to do that. It’s definitely a really neat scenario as far as brainstorming and creative spitballing in trying to push the envelope and create the most sophisticated narrative every week.
We will have to see if Roman Reigns will successfully defend his Universal Title at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.