Roman Reigns Explains His Gold Glove, Praises Ric Flair For Lifting Others

Since becoming the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns has switched up many things when it comes to his character and presentation.

While he's kept wearing a glove as part of his costume, he turned the glove to gold, drawing comparisons to Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet.

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Speaking to Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Reigns said the gold glove didn't come from the Infinity Gauntlet, before explaining the reason behind the switch.

"After I did it, I saw the obvious parallels and comparisons, which makes sense, but I just wanted to change it up. With the character, I said it before, everything that I touch turns into gold. That's been my goal with this chapter of my character. To be able to lift everything up. I've done that, not only with just my opponents but anybody surrounding me with my storylines and within my narrative. That's something that is extremely important to me. When my time is done, you'll be able to really believe that I left this place better than I found it. I don't think there are a lot of people that can say that. There are a lot of takers out there, but I've found that fine line to take what I need, but also give back a lot. There aren't that many performers out there that can say that. I push for it and I have so much respect for him; I think Ric Flair is one of the greatest ever to do that. That's always my goal in that position that I'm in now to keep that credibility and value, but also push everybody as high up as I can," he said.

Reigns is set to defend the WWE Universal Championship against John Cena at WWE SummerSlam on Saturday.

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