Seth Rollins says WWE fans are seeing the ‘true Roman Reigns’ right now and praises Tribal Chief’s return
Since Roman Reigns returned to WWE, it’s fair to say business has picked up a little bit.
The five-time world champion has graduated from Big Dog to Tribal Chief and he is finally the big star WWE always wanted him to be.
A major part of Reigns’ journey is certainly tied to The Shield, though.
Dean Ambrose, now known as Jon Moxley, departed for AEW last year but Seth Rollins has just joined Reigns on SmackDown.
The Messiah has made the move to Friday nights as part of the WWE draft, but he and Reigns are in totally different spaces in their careers compared to when they were last aligned just prior to Moxley’s departure.
Rollins is now working for the Greater Good in a heel role and Reigns is operating as a heel for the first time since his initial Shield run some seven years ago.
Appearing on The Bump this week, Rollins was asked about Reigns’ new attitude since returning at SummerSlam back in August.
“Well, look, for anyone who’s known Roman Reigns for as long as I have, you’re going to know that this isn’t new,” he said. “Roman had to struggle for a long time to kind of closet this side of him.
“He is an alpha and he sees himself in this light and in this way. I think he’s kind of just got a different lease on the situation and you’re seeing the true Roman Reigns right now.
“Obviously, physically, he took his time off seriously and he’s in the best shape that he’s ever been in and his in-ring performances have followed suit. I say kudos to Roman Reigns for finally taking the bull by the horns instead of riding the bull.
“To me, I’m all about it, I’m happy to see his success anywhere he goes and whatever he does.”
Reigns will take on his real-life cousin Jey Uso for the second time this Sunday, but this time it will be a Hell in a Cell match with an ‘I Quit’ stipulation.
Rollins doesn’t have a match for Sunday yet, but there’s still time with an episode of SmackDown yet to air before Hell in a Cell.