During an appearance on the Off The Board podcast, Roman Reigns was asked about reports that he kicked Enzo Amore off a European tour bus for disrespecting the wrestling industry.
“The Big Dog” didn’t respond to that question directly, but he did elaborate on his role in the locker room and what motivates him to be such a hard case when dealing with less than desirable behavior.
“I swing the sword, Reigns told host Jimmy Traina.
“If I put the sentence down then I lay it down. If you have heat, that’s what a locker room leader does, he speaks up for the rest of the bunch. It’s tough when you have so many cooks in the kitchen — I’m not the only guy who would speak up. But as the man that I am before I was in this business, I would have spoken up if something was wrong, to what I am today within our industry. I am a locker room leader. I’d like to think I’ve been afforded the keys to the car and I drive that thing around every once in a while. But I’m going to take care of it.
“I said this a long time ago, and it’s funny because I said it to CM Punk, but my whole goal is to leave this place better than I found it. I meant that. This business runs… people can say whatever they want about me, I was born in this business, this business runs through my veins. If you cut my arm, it’s WWE that will leak out of that.
“I was fed since I can remember, from my dad and if my dad wasn’t there than another man in our family stepped up and he was most likely making the money through this business. I’ve experienced a lot of hardships and a lot of great moments throughout my life because of this business. But the bottom line is it’s fed me my entire life.
“I don’t care who you are, you will not disrespect it, not in front of me, not today, not any day that I’m alive.”