Roman Reigns was a recent guest on WWE’s podcast After The Bell. During the conversation, Reigns talked about his friendship with former Universal Champion Seth Rollins. He also broached the WWE Universe’s current feelings towards his friend.
“We’ve talked very briefly but just the way with our travel, it’s really separated us,” Reigns told host Corey Graves. “We’re both out to conquer but we have to hold it down for our respective sides. With Seth, he knows what to do. He knows what to do in the ring and how to carry himself. It’s just a matter of riding it out.”
Looking at how fans have been vocally turning against his former Shield teammate, Reigns said:
“This is a situation where sometimes it’s, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ You just have to go out the next night and kill it and continue to kill it. That’s all that matters – just bust your ass and work hard.”
He continued, “The cream always rises to the top and that’s something Cena told me a long time ago. Don’t go out there and stink it up. Have a good match and at the end of the day our fans are passionate but they have respect for what we do. […] Seth is a pro wrestling guy and he’s never going to go anywhere. He’s always had the dream of WWE and a little bit of a roller coaster isn’t gonna scare him away.”
In order to curtail Rollins’ negative fan reception, WWE reportedly edited the audience reaction to the Superstar for this week’s Monday Night RAW, which was recorded last Friday in Manchester, England.