The man who’s been trying to destroy Roman Reigns for most of 2017 is actually a proud member of The Roman Empire.
“Roman Reigns is, if not the best, one of the best performers in the world, hands down. I don’t care what anybody says. He does it night after night, and it doesn’t matter who he’s with, they tear the place down,” Braun Strowman said in an interview with CBS Sports.
“Lately, it has been me and him blowing the roof off the arena in every place we walk into on God’s green earth. That’s the thing that people just don’t get and that’s the work ethic behind Roman Reigns. He’s just a tough S.O.B. I’ve spent so much time in this program, just nailing him and nailing him, and whether it’s stubbornness, stupidity or heart, he just keeps getting back up, which just keeps giving me a reason to knock him back down.”
Despite Reigns undergoing what feels like a soft heel turn of sorts, Strowman believes the idea of playing a specific role — whether it be fan favorite or villain — is an outdated concept.
“That has been brought up before, and I feel like the days of faces and heels are coming to an end,” Strowman said. “We are two superstars. We are just megastars going out there and doing what we do which is entertaining. It doesn’t matter who you love or who you want to cheer for; at the end of the match, you are on your feet, you are going crazy, you have lost your voice, and we did our job.”
Strowman also talked about giants and wrestling and the Universal Championship being decided in a Fatal 4-Way Match when Brock Lesnar defends his title against Strowman, Reigns, and Samoa Joe next Sunday at SummerSlam
“In today’s era, the giants are trying to be phased out,” Strowman said. “Three of the four guys are over 300 pounds in this match, and the other one is no slouch at 270 or 280. We are throwbacks; we are what put WWE on the map. We are attractions, and we are superstars and larger-than-life characters that you can’t walk around on the street and see so you buy the ticket. You come to the show and you watch us tear the Barclays Center apart for the Universal Championship.”