Video: Roman Reigns on His Feud with AJ Styles, Seth Rollins Returning, Being WWE Champion, More

Roman Reigns

As seen above, this week’s sitdown interview with Michael Cole features WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns. Below are highlights:

* Cole asks about the match with AJ Styles at Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Reigns says it was phenomenal and he has a lot of respect for AJ. Reigns says they had an obvious chemistry and he believes the title brought out the best in them. Cole says it seems like Reigns changed some during the rivalry, that he has a harder edge or is a little meaner now. Cole asks if AJ and the rivalry changed him. Reigns says he’s always trying to grow and progress, get better. He’s always had a killer instinct but AJ did bring that out. AJ’s experience and level of skill will beat you if you’re not willing to match it. Reigns says it’s a huge responsibility to be the champion and that’s what he’s here to do every day – step up and represent

* Cole asks if Reigns put pressure on himself with his “The Guy” nickname. Reigns doesn’t believe so and says he didn’t get in the business to camouflage. He’s not one to hide, he wants everyone to see him. He wants to be center stage and represent WWE to the fullest. Reigns says he’s not here for second place, he came to be the top guy in WWE. As long as he has breath in his lungs, he can do it

* Cole brings up Seth Rollins coming back and how Reigns never had the chance to get revenge for what Rollins did last year. Reigns says he’s been sitting on that for a year now. He and Rollins were brothers for a long time and while Rollins has taken a lot from him, it’s helped him grow and become who he is now. Cole says Rollins is coming after Reigns and asks if he’s ready. Reigns says Rollins attacked him from behind after a 30 minute main event and then left the ring on RAW. Reigns says the question is if Rollins is ready

* Cole asks if Reigns respects what Rollins accomplished as champion. Reigns understands what Rollins means about carrying the company on his back and says he respects Rollins for his title reign. Cole asks if Reigns respects the man Seth Rollins. Reigns says he does but Rollins doesn’t respect him but after what happens at Money In the Bank, Rollins will respect him

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