Roman Reigns Says He’s Not A Babyface Or A Heel

Roman Reigns

Whether fans are cheering or booing, Roman Reigns draws the most passionate fan reactions of any WWE Superstar. “The Big Dog” believes this makes him the first Superstar who doesn’t have to be a heel or a babyface.

“To me, I’m neither,” Reigns said in an interview with on whether he considers himself a babyface or a heel.

“If I’m totally off here, then I’m totally off, but I’m the first of my type. I’m the first true gray area guy … just being what he was born to be.”

Reigns said he tries to stay true to himself as much as possible, so he’s not looking to do the typical things heels or babyfaces do.

“I don’t go out there and act crazy and flail around and be a heel. I don’t come out there smiling and kissing babies, telling each town it’s my favorite town at the end of the night,” he said. “I keep it real. Sometimes I’m in a good mood. Sometimes I’m in a bad one. I want my character to be as human as possible, but not just a regular human that you see every single day.”

In Reigns’ eyes, it’s been an opportunity to prove his versatility. Because the crowd is already split, no matter who he’s in the ring with, he can adapt to each scenario in a different way.

“It’s just one of those things that help me work with everybody. It’s not about, ‘Well, we can’t tell this story because it’s two bad guys going against each other, or it’s two good guys.’ I can adjust to anyway [we want to do it],” he said.

“I can wrestle any way I want. Sometimes you fight pissed off. Sometimes you fight smart with technique. It just depends.”