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WWE News: Roman Reigns comments on minorities being pushed in wrestling today; Vince McMahon

Reigns addresses the sensitive subject with class & poise.

SENIOR ANALYST
News 23 Feb 2018, 02:10 IST
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Roman Reigns had words of high praise for Vince McMahon
Roman Reigns had words of high praise for Vince McMahon

What’s the story?

In a recent interview with CBS Sports, Roman Reigns weighed in on several topics.

Reigns addressed how minorities in wrestling are promoted today, while also explaining what Vince McMahon looks for the most in his WWE Superstars.

In case you didn’t know…

Roman Reigns is widely regarded as one of the top performers in professional wrestling today and is considered by both fans & experts alike to be the face of the WWE right now.

Reigns has always been considerably vocal about his heritage and spoken out against racial discrimination—being a multi-racial man, as he was born to an Italian mother and Samoan father.

The heart of the matter

On the debate as to whether wrestlers belonging to racial minorities find it harder to reach the top in the business today, Roman Reigns shot down the perceived problem and stated—

"I think I'm a great example of that. I'm a multi-racial man. I don't think it has anything to do with your color or your background. It's the man that you are and what you stand for, and obviously the performer that you are—that's one thing that Vince (McMahon) deeply wants to be embedded in his guys, in his superstars, that they're good people.” 

Additionally, Reigns explained that McMahon always asserts that he doesn’t care if you’re the greatest wrestler or the most charismatic talker in the world, but he does care if you’re a good person.

Furthermore, Reigns elucidated that it doesn’t matter what you look like, how big you are, what your skin/eye/hair color is, if you’re a good person, you’re a good person.

What’s next?

Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins vs. John Cena vs. Finn Balor vs. Elias vs. The Miz vs. Braun Strowman serves as the Men’s Elimination Chamber Match at the Elimination Chamber PPV which takes place on February 25th.

Pro-wrestling pundits believe that the WWE plans to continue pushing Reigns as its top star over the next few years.

Author’s take

It’s hard to disagree with Roman Reigns here, in the sense that the pro-wrestling/sports-entertainment business—WWE in particular—accords equal opportunities to performers irrespective of their race.

Kudos to Vince McMahon for this theory of urging his Superstars to strive to be good persons.  

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