Roman Reigns is meant to be the face of the WWE and the new John Cena, based on the fact he’s been coronated at TWO successive WrestleManias, with No.3 shortly on the horizon. However, by looking at this video, taken during WWE’s tour of Australia, it seems like Roman Reigns is far from the fan friendly guy who embraces every aspect of the job, like Cena did/does.
When younger, I would often go to airports and hotels to meet wrestlers- something I can no longer do, as recognised media. Over the years, I managed to accumulate numerous photos with John Cena. However, if you watch the video, at the top of the page, you will see that not a single fan gets a photo with Roman Reigns.
My sources tell me this is fairly consistent with Roman Reign’s behaviour. My own child has been turned down for a photo by both Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, the only 2 guys to ever refuse him a photo. My child is now 6, but began meeting wrestlers when he was 3.
This certainly will disappoint many fans, whilst many will turn to the Sasha Banks defence. Sasha Banks previously controversially said, the WWE Superstars owe the fans nothing away from events they pay for and even labelled selfie-hunters as “stalkers.”
My opinion sits somewhere in the middle. This wasn’t a packed hotel lobby, where Roman would’ve had to take 50-100 photos, wasting an hour of his time- this was a handful of people in an airport and everyone else managed to find time to stop.
Perhaps the “Big Dog” is just a Big D**k?”
Let us know your thoughts. We will discuss this topic on this week’s episode of “Wrestling Therapy” on our Dirty Sheets Podcast, available on iTunes, via the link below, or via our website.