While doing a podcast interview with Jim Ross this week, Jim Duggan touched on the topic of the internet wrestling community turning on Roman Reigns. Duggan stated that WWE was definitely forcing the audience to embrace a performer that is not yet popular enough for the role. Hacksaw feels that World Wrestling Entertainment should take their time so that the audience can slowly warm up to Reigns. Duggan feels that Reigns has potential, though.
March 17, 2016
While doing a podcast interview recently, Steve Austin noted that he recently had time to sit down with Roman Reigns and gave him some advice. Austin was aware that the internet wrestling community was upset with Reigns because they felt that WWE just handed him a big push on a silver platter. Austin mentioned that when World Wrestling Entertainment offered him a push, he accepted it because that's what you're supposed to do.
February 25, 2016
According to Sean Waltman, who made an appearance on the Jim Ross podcast interview show this week, Triple H had to fight tooth and nails with Vince McMahon so that his character could take a beating from Roman Reigns on the Monday Night Raw after the former Shield member captured the WWE Heavyweight Championship. McMahon apparently didn't want that to happen, but HHH knew that it would turn the audience around.
February 12, 2016
During a recent podcast interview, Steve Austin discussed the topic of Roman Reigns being pushed into the main event scene by WWE. He was a bit concerned that the former Shield member was not putting in the extra work that guys such as Triple H and Diamond Dallas Page did to get to the top. Austin also feels that Reigns is not the complete package on offense, citing that his moves were good but he did not have any ring psychology.
January 31, 2015
During his latest podcast interview, Steve Austin touched on the topic of Roman Reigns and whether or not he is ready to become the face of WWE. The former stated that the latter had all the tools to become someone of that stature, but there is still some work to be done. Austin specifically mentioned that Reigns did not have a strong grasp of ring psychology. Stone Cold also stated that management needs to quit scripting his promos.
January 24, 2015