On television, Roman Reigns is making life miserable for opponents, and even his family, as he is the head of the table on WWE SmackDown.
Behind the scenes, Roman is enjoying the fruits of his labor and trying his best to put out a compelling product every Friday for fans.
Speaking to Peter Rosenberg on Cheap Heat, Roman was asked if this is the most fun he's had in WWE.
"Without question," He replied. "When you're in this position, it's a weekly battle and there is a little stress that goes involved with the creative scenario and fighting for what you believe in and jockeying for position and telling your story the way you want to tell it. It's a collaborative situation so you have to be a team player, but it's fun. There's no doubt about it. It's a different scenario and a lot of different silver linings that the ThunderDome situation has kind of influenced in different ways. When I'm out there and performing and I got through the curtain, Paul [Heyman] will tell you, there are goosebumps all over me. When I'm dialed in, there is nothing better."
Roman's run started at WWE SummerSlam 2020 when he returned once the ThunderDome was created. Outside of WrestleMania, Roman has only been in front of the virtual fans and he can't wait to be present before a live audience each week to continue his story.
"With what I've showcased in the ThunderDome alone, I could walk away. On top of everything I've done and taking (into account) this last year of performances. Everything I've set out to do, I've done it or I'm in the middle of getting to that point of achievement," he said. "The one thing we haven't showcased is the relationship with the audience and the people who made it harder than it probably should have had to be. At the same time, through these hardships and struggles and pressure, comes a diamond. I wouldn't be the same if I didn't have these adversities as a performer and growing pains. That's what makes my character so special. I've made a relationship between every single character within the company. I haven't showcased it with the live crowd. There was the taste at WrestleMania when I stacked those fools, but I haven't been able to tell that story and the way it's affected me and transitioned my thought process and driven me to the man I've become today."
Roman will get his first taste of live fans on the July 16 episode of WWE SmackDown as WWE gets back out on the road.
Reigns is set to defend the WWE Universal Title against Edge at WWE Money in the Bank. You can view the current lineup for the event by clicking here.
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