The drastic change in character for Roman Reigns over the years has been well documented. He went from being an utterly dull babyface to one of the most compelling heels in WWE. He also isn’t stranger when it comes to accolades in the company.

Roman Reigns was an eyesore for many when he was a babyface and fans and pro wrestlers alike agreed with this notion. This is in spite of the fact that Reigns competed in high profile matches against the very best.

Many fans also agree with the fact that having Paul Heyman as Roman Reigns’ special counsel helped elevate him to the top. Roman Reigns agrees with that fact as he considers Heyman great weapon in his arsenal.

While speaking with Squared Circle Pit, Paul Heyman talked about the creative process that he underdoes every week with Roman Reigns for Friday Night Smackdown.


“I love what I do, absolutely love what I do. I love the prep for it. I love the creative discussions going into it. I love the six days before SmackDown that get our creative on track for what the performance is going to be live by 8 o’clock Eastern time, every Friday night. I love the day of the show, and the lead up, and the nuances, and the idiosyncrasies of the character and the persona of ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns and the supporting cast like The Usos.

I love the aftermath of the show in which we try to absorb what we’ve done, how we could have done it a little differently, where does this lead us to next week? At 10:01 Eastern time every Friday night, the first thought that goes into my mind and most likely to the mind of Roman Reigns is, ‘Okay, that’s now official. What do we do next Friday?’ And the process starts from that moment, and I enjoy it.”

Paul Heyman also previously said that capitalizing on Roman Reigns’ greatness is hard for WWE. Roman Reigns will square off against WWE Champion Big E at Survivor Series on November 21st. We will have to wait and see who will come out on top in the match.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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