roman reigns

It’s no big secret that Enzo Amore has some major backstage heat in WWE right now. His name has been making the rounds for all the wrong reasons as of late, and it was reported a few weeks ago that his heat is so bad it got to the point where Roman Reigns kicked Enzo off a bus while WWE was on tour in Europe.

Roman Reigns has become a leader in the WWE locker room, and during a recent appearance on the Off The Board podcast, Jimmy Traina asked Reigns about Enzo’s heat, and Reigns made it clear that he’s willing to step up when he has to (via CageSideSeats).

“I swing the sword. If I put the sentence down then I lay it down. If you have heat, that’s what a locker room leader does, he speaks up for the rest of the bunch. It’s tough when you have so many cooks in the kitchen — I’m not the only guy who would speak up. But as the man that I am before I was in this business I would have spoken up if something was wrong, to what I am today within our industry. I am a locker room leader. I’d like to think I’ve been afforded the keys to the car and I drive that thing around every once in a while. But I’m going to take care of it.”

CM Punk walked out on WWE in 2014, and he’s not on very good terms with the company due to a lawsuit involving both parties. But Punk had worked with The Shield a few times after they debuted on the WWE main roster, and Roman Reigns added that he told CM Punk that he wants to leave WWE a better place than it was when he first arrived.

“I said this a long time ago, and it’s funny because I said it to CM Punk, but my whole goal is to leave this place better than I found it. I meant that. This business runs… people can say whatever they want about me, I was born in this business, this business runs through my veins. If you cut my arm, it’s WWE that will leak out of that. I was fed since I can remember, from my dad and if my dad wasn’t there than another man in our family stepped up and he was most likely making the money through this business. I’ve experienced a lot of hardships and a lot of great moments throughout my life because of this business. But the bottom line is it’s fed me my entire life. I don’t care who you are, you will not disrespect it, not in front of me, not today, not any day that I’m alive.”

You can catch Roman Reigns in action Sunday night live on the WWE Network when he faces off against Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe in a fatal 4-way match with the Universal Title on the line, and you can check out the full card here.