Roman Reigns is without a doubt one of the most polarizing figures in WWE. Some fans love him, while others hate him, and Roman has been getting a mixed reaction in most cities he performs in over the past few years.
The mixed reaction has caused a lot of fans to call for a Roman Reigns heel turn, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going to be switching over to the dark side anytime soon. Roman Reigns recently spoke to the Cheap Heat Podcast, and he noted that he prefers the mixed reaction, as opposed to the chorus of boos he would likely receive if he turned heel.
“I mean, when you win and you’re whooping a lot of ass, you’re not that angry. Do you know what I mean? Like, I’ve been successful and whatever we’ve been doing, it seems to be working and it seems to continue to have loud reactions and nobody has been to more [professional] wrestling shows than me and the other guys on the roster.” Reigns added via Wrestling Inc, “I understand reactions and that’s one thing that you can be as informed within the [professional] wrestling community and the internet as you want, but there’s one thing that I know and that’s listening to what kind of reactions are happening. ‘Who’s in the crowd? Are they kids? Are they women? Are they men? Are they men my age? Are they men older than me? Are they men younger than me?’ So there are a lot of different things that are happening there. The one thing I like about my situation and if I think I were to commit to one, ‘I’m a bad guy now – I’m pissed and I’m going to try to take everybody out’ then it’s only one, like, ‘boo’. Do you know what I mean? But when I’m out there, there’s all kinds of noise. There [are] all kinds of chants. It’s pandemonium, man. That’s how I like it.”
If you’re one of those people hoping to see Roman turn heel, then you probably don’t want to hold your breath at this point.
Roman Reigns will get a shot at championship gold on Sunday when he challenges Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble. The odds seem to be in Roman’s favor, as Kevin’s best friend Chris Jericho will be locked in a shark cage above the ring, and the title will be defended in a no disqualification match.