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WWE News: Ryback comments on Roman Reigns' Personality and Career 

Simon Cotton
6.84K   //    24 Sep 2017, 22:50 IST

The Big Dog and The Big Guy
The Big Dog and The Big Guy

What’s the Story?

On the latest episode of Conversations with The Big Guy, Ryback praised Roman Reigns for his personality backstage and said he was happy to see his success since the two worked together.

In Case You Didn’t Know...

Ryback and Roman Reigns first crossed paths on WWE programming at Survivor Series 2012 when Reigns debuted alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as The Shield and cost Ryback the WWE Championship.

Ryback and The Shield continued to wrestle for the rest of the year and for the first few months of 2013 through a series of six-man tag team matches.

The Heart of the Matter

Ryback said Reigns was very humble backstage and that he was different than John Cena and didn’t act like he was better than other people. Transcriptions from Wrestling INC.

“I love Roman Reigns. I think most of the guys there [in WWE do as well]. I think it's a whole different dynamic than [the situation with John] Cena. I think more guys [like Reigns]. He works really hard, but he's always very humble. He is very [respectful] and he never walks around backstage with an 'I'm better than you' attitude. So, to me, not to say that John does that or anything. It's just that Roman comes off different.”

Ryback also praised Reigns for his in-ring ability and that he was happy to see his former colleague doing so well in his spot.

“I don't know if it's from being raised in the business and whatnot. But I've worked with him very closely over the years, especially early on, so and the guy can go and he's super talented, so I'm happy for all of his success."

What’s Next?

Ryback stated that he is open to returning to the WWE one day so he and Reigns could cross paths again at some point in the future.


Ryback also said that he hopes to see Reigns beat Cena at No Mercy which many fans and wrestling experts are predicting as well.

Author’s Take

There’s yet to be a bad story from a former or current wrestler regarding Reigns and that’s a good thing for Reigns’ case.

Cena’s career has been plagued with accusations of burials and politics, but Reigns doesn’t seem to have to worry about that.

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Simon Cotton
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