Roman Reigns, professional wrestler - December 2013
his famous family members (ie: The Rock, Afa and Sika
of the Wild Samoans, Rikishi, The Usos, etc.) helped
influence his wrestling style:
natural movement, its hereditary Ill say.
We all are able to move and do pretty athletic things.
My family is the majority of the influence, but going
down to FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling, now NXT
WWEs developmental program) and wrestling
all of those guys down there Dr. Tom Prichard,
Joey Mercury, Bill Demott, Norman Smiley, Steve Keirn.
Even to this day, talking to Triple H and with all
of these resources we have here. When it comes down
to it, I try to create a different style. A little
more brutal. You can watch fight scenes or MMA and
see how they move. There have been a lot of things
that influenced me, but I can only be me. Thats
what I try to focus on, making everything my own.
favorite moment so far:
have to say WrestleMania. I look around and there
are guys who have never performed on that stage. Just
to say that we did that our very first year and opened
the show. Thats a big deal for all three of
us. There are a lot of cool moments we have had. When
we wrestled The Undertaker, Kane and Daniel Bryan
in London (during a recent European tour) theres
a shot of us flying in on a helicopter. What some
people dont know is that we did a live event
earlier that day. We opened that show and then we
jumped on a helicopter and flew all the way to London.
We went out there and wrestled three of the biggest
stars of all time. The next night, we put (The Undertaker)
out. That was a surreal moment. WrestleMania and working
with The Undertaker are phenomenal moments that I
wont forget for the rest of my life.
he took notes on the Spear from watching Edge and
to this day, watching matches, I dont watch
the maneuvers. I feel like I am athletic enough to
do any maneuver. Its not the moves, but what
you do between them. The mannerisms are where the
money is. A spear is a spear. Id like to think
that I deliver the best one ever seen, but thats
up to the fans to judge. It did help playing football
all of those years.
to the members of military:
of all, thank you. We WWE Superstars have a lot of
gratitude for our Armed Forces. The fact that they
fight for our freedom and allow us to live this life
that we live as Americans we cant thank
those guys and girls enough. Its a pleasure
and an honor to entertain them.
he has planned for 2014 and the recent dissension
with Dean Ambrose:
far as The Shield for the past 13 months, it
seems like weve done it all. People are going
pretty nuts about what weve done, but theres
so much left to do. Whether were working together
or fighting each other, theres just so much
more to see. Its going to be the year of The
Shield, whether were together or not.