The Young Bucks haven’t been shy about letting the wrestling world know they’ve been influenced by some big stars from the past. They’ve often been seen doing the DX crotch chop and throwing up the “Too Sweet” hand gesture, and even though their approach of honoring the past has clearly worked for them, Roman Reigns doesn’t seem to think it would be a good fit for WWE.
Roman Reigns recently took part in a WWE conference call via Inside The Ropes, and he was asked why his feud with Braun Strowman worked so well. Roman praised Braun’s work ethic and he went on to say that everyone in the WWE is working hard to create original characters instead of borrowing ideas from the past.
“We don’t need guys running around doing ‘Too Sweets’ and we don’t need guys running around acting like they’re DX from 15 years ago. We need guys who are original characters, guys who are them. I need Seth Rollins to be Seth Rollins. I need Kevin Owens to be Kevin Owens. I need Bray Wyatt to be Bray Wyatt. We need original Superstars who have no clue what was done. No disrespect to our history and our past, but we’re trying to do something new here. That’s the most important thing that we’re true to our characters, we’re true to our originality and where we’re trying to go forward as a product.”
“That’s why it’s important for Braun Strowman to be the first Braun Strowman. That’s why it was important for me to tell Cena I’m not the next Cena. That’s burying me. I’m the first and only Roman Reigns. That’s all I can be, that’s all I want to be. I think as a locker room if we maintain that mentality, and we continue to have special people like Strowman come around, we’re going to be able to pad and build this locker room and this roster up, and we’re gonna have something special here soon. It’s brewing as we speak. I mean it’s happening, but like anything else, if you want a really good steak, you gotta wait a while. We’re not serving McDonald’s here. No offense to McDonald’s, but I’d rather eat a nice filet opposed to a quarter pounder.”
The Young Bucks responded to Roman’s comments by saying that they expect to be buried by old timers, but not by young guys that they respect.
You expect old-timers/shock jocks to bury you, but not current, young, top-guys that you respect. Disappointing. #usVSthem
— The Young Bucks (@MattJackson13) October 10, 2017
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