Current WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns appeared on the Load Management Podcast via Complex Sports. Reigns doesn’t mind wrestling and doing business with any superstar as long as the audience is fully invested into the storyline.
Reigns made his return on the last SmackDown episode in August, where he officially made his heel turn, joining forces with Paul Heyman. Roman is expected to be WWE’s top heel going forward.
With that being said, Reigns was asked if he has any dream opponents, which quickly promoted Reigns to mention his cousin The Rock. “If we just wanna created headlines and build really good TV, I’m really into anyone that’s really gonna be able to garner that attention,” Reigns explains. “Someone like Dwayne.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as we all know is one of Hollywood’s top movie stars. Although The Rock did return to the WWE and defeated CM Punk for the WWE Championship in 2013 — it is no easy task convincing the great one to make yet another return to the ring.
“I think I’m the guy. If there’s anyone that can do it and anyone that he would feel comfortable with in the ring and have the proper build up, rise to the occasion. There is no doubt in my mind that I’m the guy,” Reigns said.
It would take a strong heel in Roman Reigns who holds the Championship for a very long time, for then to have The Rock to finally put an end to Reigns.
Another top superstar who again would be difficult to pitch a great storyline that would lure him back into the ring, is CM Punk. Punk who left the company back in 2014, also trashed the company and made it clear he was not happy with the creative direction for his character.
“Someone like a CM Punk for instance. Someone who really hits home with our home audience, like our hard core fans. If you’ve watched wrestling for past 10–15 years and you loved it and its within your blood, then you probably had some kind of feelings about that guy.”
Since then Punk has not wrestled for any other wrestling company, but did sign a deal with FOX as an analysis for WWE’s Backstage show. Although the show was canceled to due to low ratings and Punk only made sporadic appearances on the program — Punk is currently still signed to FOX.
“I don’t like the guy, I don’t know many people that do, but I’m willing to put business first and make really good content if that’s the case,” Reigns tells the co-hosts of Load Management podcast.
Reigns and Punk wrestled each other on various occasions when Roman was part of The Shield. The two superstars would have a one-on-one match on special edition of Old School Raw back on January of 2014. With the help and distraction from former WWE superstar Dean Ambrose, Reigns connected with the spear and defeated CM Punk.
“If its something that the fans can get behind and really make them sink their teeth into the product and really dive into the creative with us, I’m willing to do it,” said Reigns.