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Roman Reigns Says Business Would Be Better if Brock Lesnar Wasn’t Champion

August 14, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Roman Reigns spoke with Yahoo! Sports for a new interview ahead of his match with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Highlights are below:

On his his positive interaction with a fan in at a Georgia house show: “To me, the most important part is the individual’s reaction. The guy there, he was so happy and to be able to see him get fired up and go through that emotional roller coaster, have that exhilaration, that huge smile on his face, that’s what it’s all about.”

On the negative reaction he gets from fans: “I think they’re like closet lovers to be honest. You can say whatever you want, but it’s how you say it that matters. The way they deliver it, they’re more connected to me than their so called ‘favorites.’ For me to be able to pull on whatever string I pull on, it just goes to show there’s a deep rooting there. It doesn’t really matter to me, as long as they’re really loud, that’s all I really care about. There could be certain moments where they try to hijack shows and all of that, but by the end of the match, they’re standing up so I’ve been blessed. I really do think that if they love to hate you, they still love you.”

On Brock Lesnar as champion being bad for business: “Business is business. We can’t worry about the things that happen in Vince [McMahon]’s or the main people’s office. The fact is, if we had a Universal Champion that showed up on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, those live events are probably going to be a lot better. Attendance is going to be better. It’s going to be a better and more lucrative situation for business all around. I think I speak for everybody who busts their ass on all of those days, that yeah, we want to make more money, fill in more of those seats. I want to take [the WWE universal title] to every single locker room, take it out of my gear bag and make all the guys see it and want it. That’s what’s going to make us better. We have to compete within ourselves. If there’s nothing to compete for, if there’s not the grandest title, how are we going to get better.”

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