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Roman Reigns talks about Brock re-signing, haters, WM 31 matches, more

Ratish Menon
2.90K   //    27 Mar 2015, 16:03 IST


Reigns with his idol Bret Hart

In promotion of this weekend’s Wrestlemania 31, Roman reigns spoke with and Yahoo! Sports on a variety of topics where he talked about who his idol was growing up, his thoughts on Brock re-signing, other Wrestlemania matches and more. Below are highlights:

Preparing for WrestleMania Week:

“It’s been pretty cool actually. There’s no way to prepare for something like this. You have to be thrown in the fire and fortunately for me I’ve always responded well when I was thrown in the deep end.”

Facing WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and him re-signing:

“Regarding Brock, as a competitor, it doesn’t change my mindset at all. As long as he’s there Sunday, it doesn’t matter to me. But as a part of WWE and a part of the family, it’s good to have Brock locked down. It’s good for the WWE, it’s good for Brock and it’s good for his family. It’s just where he’s supposed to be. Hopefully when I beat him this Sunday, he’ll have a few chances to get [the WWE World Heavyweight Championship] back.”

What other WrestleMania matches is he looking forward to watching?

“That’s the tough part. I’m probably not gonna be able to [watch on Sunday]. Being in the main event, there’s gonna be a lot of time I’ll need to be focusing and preparing both mentally and physically. But we have the WWE Network, so I’ll easily be able to go on my iPhone and check out everything that happens. We have Sting vs. Triple H, Bray Wyatt vs. the Undertaker, the Intercontinental title ladder match with some of the hungriest, youngest guys in the game. And that’s something I’m proud of and something I brag about, the makeup of this locker room. And then on top of that, you have my old partner Seth Rollins taking on the Viper, Randy Orton, so I think that’s gonna be a good one as well.”

Who was your idol in wrestling, when growing up?

“Every time he’d come out with that leather jacket and give his sunglasses away to a kid in the crowd, I used to dream about being that kid. That hair, all that gear. To this day I still think he has kickass gear. He seemed like a standup guy. A really nice dude. He is a very cool dude.”

Any final message for your critics and haters?

“I have a good bit of doubters and haters. Go ahead and irritate me and piss me off. Because when I’m in that mindset, I’m unstoppable.”

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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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