8 Things you didn't know about Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns was the enforcer and the powerhouse of the Shield. The one member who was consistently made to look really, really good. It has been quite a year for the 29-year-old superstar. He main evented Wrestlemania and was touted to win the WWE World Heavyweight title. His popularity took a major dip after he was sidelined with injuries and lame promo material. All of that worked its way to make Reigns a polarizing superstar. His momentum seems to be still alive and well. He was unanimously popular for a while when all that stood out was the fact that he was a silent badass and that certain mystique about him always worked.So going by that aura, here are 8 things you did not know about Roman Reigns.
#8 He's a Triple H Guy
We all know by now that Vince McMahon makes all the big decisions. His has the final say on matters. Roman Reigns is one of the four people who McMahon thought to be a frontrunner for the proverbial brass rings. But long before that, Triple H saw that potential.
CM Punk on the Art of Wrestling podcast revealed that The Shield was his idea. He wanted three guys from NXT to be a stable alongside him. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose were already on his list. He wanted his former rival in the independent circuit and good friend Chris Hero, who was Kassius Ohno in the WWE realm, to be the third guy.
Triple H vetoed that decision and introduced Reigns.