In the world of professional wrestling, especially WWE, gravitating the audience's attention plays a significant role in elevating the stature of a superstar.
After John Cena entered the frame as Vince McMahon's golden boy, the Doctor of Thuganomics ruled the P.G. Era and propelled to become the face of the WWE.
Since the 16-World Champion had to pass the torch someday, it was Roman Reigns, who became the company's Chosen One and rose to the occasion to rule the world of professional wrestling.
While the WWE Universe had been pretty vocal about his push on Monday Night Raw, the Big Dog has been pretty decent in bringing more mainstream attention and value to his stock.
The four-time WrestleMania headliner is one of the biggest marketable superstars in the company's history and has cemented his position as one of the most incredible human beings to ever grace the squared circle.
Considering that the former Universal Champion had to relinquish his belt to get immediate treatment for leukaemia, the Big Dog's return is still under wraps and has always caused a heated debate among the internet wrestling community.
Since the Big Dog addressed himself as ''Joe'' Anoa'i on his final segment before leaving, the former WWE Champion enjoys a pretty decent life outside of the sports entertainment business, where he has managed to share a lot of incredible friendships with many of his peers.
While Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Braun Strowman have maintained a solid friendship with the Big Dog, there are many superstars the former WWE Champion shares a close bond with. Who are they? Let's find out.
Here are the 5 superstars you won't believe are friends with Roman Reigns.
Considering that Roman Reigns has a huge responsibility of being a locker room leader, the Big Dog definitely shares an interesting camaraderie with one half of perhaps the most popular tag-team in the company's history, Matt Hardy.
The former Cruiserweight Champion has been vocal of his adulation for the 33-year old superstar and openly stated his desire to have a dream match with Roman before he retires.
On his latest visit to India, the 'Woken' maniac spoke of his dream to work with the Big Dog one day whilst wishing him all the best for his future.
When asked upon a future dream encounter, Matt Hardy opined :I would say that one person that I would be dreaming before retirement because I haven’t got a chance to work with him. Now he’s gonna be gone for a little bit in future…it’ll be Roman Reigns. He is kind of a guy that WWE built around and I do I like him a lot as a person consider my friend. So I would love to have a Matt Hardy vs. Roman Reigns match before retirement.”
While Hardy's in-ring career may have suffered an unfortunate halt, him wanting to cross paths with the former Universal Champion before retirement only justifies his admiration for Reigns.