Sam Roberts posted an interview today that he conducted with Roman Reigns prior to this year's Royal Rumble. During the interview, Reigns discusses his background, his signature moves, and how the digital age has transformed the business.
In the following excerpt, Reigns answers his critics and explains his mindset as a performer:
Roberts: Do you think - I don't want to be feel like I shoved down people's throats. I want people to feel like they're behind me and they're the ones that made me. Does any of that occur to you?
Reigns: I'm aware of all these things, but you have to look at it at 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, "Oh, this is what they're thinking, this is what they're saying." Because, to be honest, I really don't care. I can only do my thing and do the best that I can. But the majority of critics, I would say, are people who have no clue what they're talking about. People who have never been in a wrestling ring. They've never been a public speaker. They wouldn't even know how to lock up if I allowed them to. If I gave them the opportunity to lock up and tangle with me in the ring, they would have no clue what to do, so for them to critique or even ever say anything about any performer is asinine and just blows my mind.
It's one of those situations where, obviously, the company's going to do what the company does. The fans are definitely going to do what they do, and that's what's so great. But the fans have to realize that, as opinionated as y'all are and the way you want it, the company's the same way. They're going to do what they want to do. Y'all are gonna do what y'all want to do, the company's gonna do what they want to do. Hopefully at the end of the day, I'm just the guy getting rich.
The interview is available at this link and embedded below: