Roman Reigns talks fans wanting Daniel Bryan to win Royal Rumble, being booed, more
Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy has a mostly in-character interview with Roman Reigns, who was promoting his upcoming WWE Championship match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. Reigns who will be headlining Wrestlemania for the first time ever talked about several things including getting booed at Royal Rumble and how fans wanted Daniel Bryan to win it.
Below are a couple of highlights:
Being booed at the Royal Rumble:
"I don't think really anything switched. I think they wanted Daniel Bryan to win last year and they wanted him to win this year! The problem with that is I don't think Daniel Bryan was in last year's and the problem with this year's was I was in this one!
"...For me, it was a little disappointing. It wasn't ideal, being booed out of the building like that, but it is what it is. As a performer, you have to be ready for everything. I think it just goes to show how special the WWE Universe is and how opinionated and how strong they are. If they wanna get something done, clearly they can get something done. They definitely got Daniel Bryan another match - but that didn't work out, did it!"
If "smart fans" ruin the fun for others:
"I do like to stress... a lot of these smarter fans, a lot of them are my age. They're right in my age group, and I'm a father. I have a daughter who enjoys the show. So I try and think about that. Think about when you were a kid and think about when you were a young fan. Think about what's going to make the show better, because we are a PG product. We are targeting families - little boys and girls - we're trying to change lives, we're trying to be role models.
"I think the WWE Universe has to remember that as well. Our fans have to remember that y'all are very influential as well. Y'all are on TV too. So remember - think about the kids, think about what kind of example you're setting. Think about not only your experience, but everybody else's. That's just something I think about. But at the end of the day, the fans pay their hard-earned money, it's their choice and only their choice to make."
Reigns also talked about why Daniel Bryan can't beat him in a Royal Rumble match, if he's worried about Seth Rollins cashing in, why he thinks he can beat Brock Lesnar, his match with Bryan at Fastlane, #GiveDivasAChance and more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.