Roman Reigns is one of the most controversial WWE superstars in recent memory. The polarizing Big Dog either inspires rapturous cheers or loathsome boos, depending on each fan's personal proclivities.
In a new interview with ESPN, Reigns says he understands that the fans have a Love/Hate relationship with him, and he doesn't really care. When asked if he's a babyface or a heel, he had this response:
"To me, I’m neither. If I’m totally off here, then I’m totally off, but I’m the first of my type. I’m the first true gray area guy … just being what he was born to be.
"I don’t go out there and act crazy and flail around and be a heel. I don’t come out there smiling and kissing babies, telling each town it’s my favorite town at the end of the night. I keep it real. Sometimes I’m in a good mood. Sometimes I’m in a bad one. I want my character to be as human as possible, but not just a regular human that you see every single day.”
Reigns says that his "Tweener" status makes him one of the most versatile guys on the roster.
“It’s just one of those things that helps me work with everybody. It’s not about, ‘Well, we can’t tell this story because it’s two bad guys going against each other, or it’s two good guys.’ I can adjust to any way (we want to do it). I can wrestle any way I want. Sometimes you fight pissed off. Sometimes you fight smart with technique. It just depends.”
Reigns will have to decide whether he wants to fight 'pissed off' or 'smart with technique' when he takes on John Cena at No Mercy on September 24.
You can read the entire interview at this link.