WWE’s poster boy Roman Reigns recently had a sitdown with Sports Illustrated to talk about different matters. Since he is in the cover of the next video game released by the company, the conversations started with it. As it continued, he got more candid.
The four-time world champion noted how he wanted to be on the cover of the WWE 2K series for a long time. He had that itch since the day he learned WWE Universal and RAW Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins got the WWE 2K18 cover. Thankfully, Roman Reigns is now sharing the WWE 2K20 video game cover with Rollins’ girlfriend, RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.
While talking about this honor, Roman Reigns delivered the following words, (courtesy wrestlingINC.com)
“This means a lot, and it’s something I’ve been chasing. When I saw Seth [Rollins] on the cover and the commercial that he did, I’m not going to lie—I was so happy for him—but it was so cool that it did make me envious. To be a part of this process and see this one come to life, it’s pretty neat. This is one of those things as a WWE superstar, you want to have this opportunity, you want to be on the cover.”
The Big Dog felt even more honored by sharing the cover with Becky Lynch. In his words, what she achieved with this video game cover is incredible. (She is the first woman superstar to achieve the feat) He mentioned that Becky did a phenomenal job. This does not necessarily mean the main event match with Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania but the determination she had, throughout her career,
“I’m talking about her whole career. She busted her ass to get to that position. Trying new stuff, evolving, troubleshooting, so to see that type of dedication organically and then to see it organically work out was a total Cinderella story. Becky has created this larger-than-life character, and that’s pretty motivating for me as a young father trying to help my young daughter to become a strong woman.”
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Roman Reigns then proceeded to reveal his experience of main-eventing the grandest stage of them all. He has been headlining the last four WrestleMania events before the women’s division took it over, this year. The interviewer continued asking if there’s an alternative way to prepare for this one-of-a-kind experience. Check out more of his words which suggested that life changes after such match happen,
“You’re never the same again. You’re a main-eventer for the rest of your life. If you’re in that position, you’re going to fight for everything. At the end of the day, you’re doing the same thing in the same ring that you do every single week, but that moment and experience can’t be replaced. The responsibility is yours to close it out and send them home happy, and it’s the magnitude that makes it so different.”
At present, Roman Reigns does not have a proper rival on Smackdown unless for finding out the culprit behind recent attacks. Daniel Bryan tried to give an update on this week’s Smackdown on the issue. But he may have been lying as we foresee Bryan vs. Reigns rivalry imminently happening in the upcoming weeks.