The one name that is currently echoing in the wrestling arena is Roman Reigns. Paul Heyman could not stop praising Reigns’s power and strength.
Roman Reigns recently became the fourth-longest reigning world champion in WWE’s history. He surpassed the record set by Pedro Morales, who held the championship for 1,027 days from 1971-73. This makes Reigns’ reign as champion grow in length.
For now, it is expected that Reigns will not have another title defense until SummerSlam, which is scheduled for August. However, he will be actively involved in the upcoming Money in the Bank event that is taking place in London next weekend. Reigns will participate in a special tag match called “Bloodline Civil War” alongside Solo Sikoa and The Usos.
Paul Heyman made an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show.” During the interview, Heyman was asked about which WWE superstar he would wish to see Roman Reigns, the current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion face in a match. Heyman’s reply to this was quite philosophical and said, “Himself,” leaving the crew stunned.
Paul Heyman says Roman Reigns is the true challenger of himself.
Paul Heyman shared his thoughts on Roman Reigns’ continuous improvement during an interview. According to the wrestling legend himself, “Roman Reigns’ greatest challenge in life is topping himself.” Heyman explains that each day, Roman strives to be better than he was before. Roman Reigns’ two days from now, need to be better than he is tomorrow. So, the only true challenger of Reigns is himself, and for that, he has to constantly be better.
Heyman further says that Roman Reigns can never truly climb the peak because once he gets to the peak, that’s it. We’ve reached the top, and it’s time to do something else. In order to challenge himself to be greater tomorrow than he is today, he has to constantly evolve, and “The Tribal Chief” is getting better and better every day.
Heyman also mentioned that Roamn is currently in the early phase of his career like a sophomore. He believes that Roman’s unwillingness to get too comfortable will help him stay on the top of the ladder for a longer time than most people might expect.
Heyman said that “He’s never gonna rest on his laurels.” Roman has been holding up the WWE Universal Champion since August 2020, surpassing 1,000 days in an extraordinary reign for someone relatively young in their career. At WrestleMania 38, Roamn’s unified the title with WWE Championship, cementing his dominance. He has consistently defeated challengers, including Cody Rhodes, who failed to capture the title at WrestleMania 39. To celebrate his historic reign, Roman was recently presented with a third gold belt.
Things even hardcore fans do not know about Roman Reigns
Before Roman Reigns became a superstar name in the professional wrestling arena, football played a big role in his life. He was very passionate about the sport and wanted to reach his peak.
Before becoming Roman Reigns, when he was just Joe Anoa’i, he had a successful college football career at Georgia Tech. During that time, he played alongside the popular Detroit Lions NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson. In 2007, Roman signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. Unfortunately, it was during a team physical that he received his first diagnosis of leukemia. Shortly after, Roman was removed from the team.
For continuously last seven years, Roman Reigns has been the champion and centerstage of WWE. He has faced off with some great champions of WWE history, The Undertaker, John Cena, and Goldberg. However, his first-ever match was with a legend too.
Roman had his first-ever match with Richie Steamboat, who is the son of the legendary wrestler Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and a WWE Hall of Famer. The match took place in 2010 under the banner of FCW, which was WWE’s developmental brand at the time.
Roman Reigns is not only a fighter in the rings but in real life too. Apart from fighting and defeating his opponents, Roman Reigns has won a victory over cancer, too, not once but twice. And that is the greatest victory he achieved. In October 2018, Roman Reigns publicly announced in an episode of “RAW” about his battle with leukemia. Roman dropped the WWE Universal Championship that very night and left the company. However, in February 2019, he made a triumphant return to WWE after successfully battling leukemia.
Roman Reigns is a name in the wrestling world that will never fade with the passing of time. He has made a position for himself that will be remembered for ages to come.