Roman Reigns couldn’t care less about fans booing him – as long as those fans are buying WWE tickets.
“As long as fans are showing up and as long as they’re making noise, I’ve done my job,” Reigns said Monday in an interview with SunSport.
“I’ve done what I’m supposed to do and that’s draw people into the building.”
Fans booed Reigns in his main event match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34 – and walked out of the Prudential Center in droves during his Backlash match against Samoa Joe last week. Asked what he’s doing to combat the negative fan reaction, Reigns said, “I think the way I can fight is to just continue to do what I do – to continue to show up.
“What I and everybody in WWE thinks is to go out there and work hard and continue to show why I am the guy.
“It’s not easy doing this every single day, going to every single town, and getting a reaction. And that’s what I do regardless of whether it’s all cheers, a mixed reaction, or heavy boos.
“We have to look at it as a global company. We’re not just worried about the one town that we’re in, we’re covering our entire fanbase.
“The WWE Universe is humongous. We have to keep that in mind.”
Reigns was booed again on Raw this week at the O2 Arena, but he was anticipating the response from the UK fans.
He said, “It’s going to be a rowdy night. It always is in the O2. It can be extremely hostile – for me, at least.”
With The Undertaker appearing at WrestleMania 34 and the Greatest Royal Rumble, SunSport asked Reigns if received any feedback from the legend himself.
Reigns said, “I don’t like to talk too much about what me and the Deadman talk about. He’s still one of those characters – one of those guys in the locker room who has a lot of mystique.
“But he’s seen my body of work before we had our match and he’s seen what’s happened post that match – and I think I’ve done a good job of using everything I was able to take from him within that main event at WrestleMania.”