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Roman Reigns is a three time WWE Champion, and the powers that be have been working hard to establish Reigns as the next face of the WWE for a few years now. However, the fans haven’t taken to Roman Reigns quite the way Vince McMahon and company would like them to, but Reigns is always pushing himself to get better.

One WWE Hall of Famer who knows a thing or two about having the fans on his side is Steve Austin. Steve is arguably the most popular WWE superstar of all time, and during a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s Making Their Way To The Ring, Steve had a lot of praise for Roman Reigns.

“I think Roman Reigns is going to be a big star — he’s a star right now, but he’s going to be a big star if he just keeps going down the road that he’s going and he’s going to figure it all out he’s not necessarily just a natural to the business, but he’s very very good and he’s only going to get better.”

Austin also acknowledged that some of the disconnect between Roman Reigns and the WWE fans is due to bad writing.

“…I think he’s doing fine now and I’ve been watching. You know some of the story lines haven’t been so good and you know when you gotta shove someone down peoples throats they gotta get a gut full of it sometimes and they got a gut full of it because you know maybe some of the lines that they had written for him weren’t the greatest ones ‘I’m not a bad guy, I’m not a good guy, I’m the guy’, kinda corny, but if you watch and you did Payback when the main event with him and Braun Strowman those guys crushed it and Roman Reigns getting beat 1, 2, 3 and then the steel chairs into his chest, he’s spitting up blood, well people watching the business these days they’re watching what the guys are doing and then they’re thinking about the writing.”

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Steve Austin make an appearance on WWE programming, and from time to time rumors about his status with the company circulate throughout the internet. But according to Austin, he’s still on good terms with WWE and he keeps in touch with Vince and Triple H.

“I’m still a part of the WWE, I still keep in contact with a lot of the guys and girls and Vince and Triple H and everybody, so I’m still you know in with the WWE.”

You can check out the full episode below.