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Roman Reigns takes a shot at CM Punk, addresses fan criticism and more

Ratish Menon
4.09K   //    02 Feb 2015, 10:59 IST
Roman Reigns took a shot at CM Punk

The main the news, Roman Reigns, was a guest on the Sam Roberts podcast days before the Royal Rumble last Sunday and during the conversation took a shot at CM Punk’s ‘voice of the voiceless’ moniker when talking about his share of fan criticism.

“I see all my criticism. I’m in a position now where I get a ton of love, which is great, and a ton of criticism, which is great. As long as people are talking about me, that’s all that matters to me. The people who are critiquing and bashing me, they’re making me more relevant. I would think if you didn’t want me around, just don’t talk about me. But, they make it even more overwhelming. Noise is noise. That’s the thing.”

“I’m all about being opinionated and speaking up for what you like, which is what we have now with social media. I don’t believe in like cm Punk ‘I’m the voice of the voiceless.’ That’s crap. People are talking and being heard all over the world. You put something on the Internet and people will read it – whether you’re a famous celebrity or Joe Schmo. I read all these stuff, but people have to consider that I’m not writing or don’t go out there and create the whole show. I’m a performer. I go out there and perform to the best of my abilities.”

Reigns spoke about WWE firmly supporting him:

“It’s one of those situations where obviously the company does what the company does and the fans do what they do. And that’s what’s so great. So, the fans have to realize as opinionated as you want it, the company is the same way. The company is going to do what they want to do, fans are going to do what they want to do, and hopefully at the end of the day I’m just the guy getting rich.”

Reigns also said his goal to to make everyone happy with the product he’s presenting. Below are some more quotes:

“My goal is hopefully make everyone happy and be satisfied with the product that I’ve created. People don’t realize is I created a product – a Superman punch – and taken a spear and made it my own. There’s a lot of things that I’ve done that I’ve created, so there’s a lot of opinions that I have that I’m not going to budge on.”

“I have to live with my career. And when I’m done, the WWE Universe and the company is going to move on and there’s going to be another guy and they’re going to keep going, so I’m trying to get everything I can out of this experience possible.”

“The majority of critics are people who have no clue what they’re talking about, been in a wrestling ring, been a public speaker, and wouldn’t even lock up with me. They would have no clue what to do. So, for them to critique or ever say anything about any performer is asinine and just blows my mind.”

“I’m aware of all these things. But, you have to look at it from many different perspectives. For me as a provider and as a man, I have a responsibility to provide. I can’t look at it and get down on it because this is what they’re thinking and what they’re saying. To be honest, I really don’t care. I can only do my thing and do the best that I can.”

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Ratish Menon
A knowledge/information junkie, I have always been a fan of sports, especially the combat variety and in my spare time, try and keep up with the fight scene as much as I can.
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