Roman Reigns isn’t well liked by a lot of wrestling fans. People inside the wrestling business have nothing but nice things to say about him, but “The Big Dog” still gets showered with thunderous boos everywhere he goes.
During an appearance on The Statement Show, Kurt Angle was asked to give his opinion on Reigns. The WWE Hall of Famer had nothing but praise for Reigns and thinks the fans will come around to him eventually, but he believes he’s cracked the code on why fans boo him so passionately.
Roman Reigns is talented. I don’t care what anyone says. You can’t deny that the kid knows how to work. I believe what happened to him was that they didn’t have him go through the wringer. They didn’t have him win the European title, or I should say, the Intercontinental title, U.S. title, King Of The Ring [tournament]. They just threw him up there right away and the fans don’t like that. They want you to earn your keep. If any wrestler has ever done that, I don’t know of one. It seemed like they were really trying to push Roman faster than he should have been pushed. I think he will earn the respect of fans, but it’s going to take a little bit more time.
for Vince McMahon, it’s not a difficult choice. You keep Roman Reigns in the picture and you just continue to push him. And eventually, someday, it won’t be the half and half, 50 and 50 [where] 50 [percent of the crowd] like him and 50 don’t. Eventually, it’ll go up, 60, 70 percent.