WWE has a large roster of Superstars at the moment, which means unfortunately not everyone can get the opportunities that they hope for.

Every WWE star wants to make it to the top of the business, and over the last few years Roman Reigns has done just that.

The former Universal Champion recently spoke to Comicbook.com about his rise to the top, and he noted that success doesn’t happen overnight.

“Everybody just wants to be in that [top guy] position. But people forget about the grooming period. People forget about the equity and the building of grassroots on TV, and also the audience that we’re in front of. People, they can forget that I’ve been on television for years now. Every week, your really … the day in age we are content heavy society and there is just so much. … So we’re competing with all of that. So you have to consistently remind them of what you are and who you are and what your doing. I feel like some people just feel like, ‘Hey, I’m going to become a big star tomorrow.’ It doesn’t work like that. So you have to really show that you have [the equity with fans].”

The Big Dog also revealed what he tells up and coming Superstars, and he said that he encourages them to follow the process.

“That’s what I tell young performers, don’t be scared of the promised land. Go through these humps and lumps and trust the brass and then all of a sudden your going to find yourself in a very cool place. Your going to find yourself extremely happy. Take everything you had always hoped was true. I will confirm, we’ll always be your family. Just follow the process unscathed, stick to you guns, keep you head down and work really hard and you’ll find yourself on the other end. You’ll be very happy and very glad that you stuck it out. There are some frustrating times, there are some spots wish you could bang you head on the wall but you just get through those I guarantee you will be happy on the other side.”

Roman Reigns is currently set to team up with The Undertaker at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view on July 14. They will be taking on the team of Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre.