Roman Reigns was recently on the Off The Board podcast, and he was asked by host Jimmy Traina about the reports that it was Reigns who kicked Enzo Amore off a European tour bus for disrespecting the business.
Roman didn't respond to that question directly, but he did elaborate on his role among the boys in the locker room and what motivates him to be such a hard case when dealing with less than desirable behavior.
"I swing the sword.
"If I put the sentence down then I lay it down. If you have heat, that's what a locker room leader does, he speaks up for the rest of the bunch. It's tough when you have so many cooks in the kitchen -- I'm not the only guy who would speak up. But as the man that I am before I was in this business I would have spoken up if something was wrong, to what I am today within our industry. I am a locker room leader. I'd like to think I've been afforded the keys to the car and I drive that thing around every once in a while. But I'm going to take care of it.
"I said this a long time ago, and it's funny because I said it to CM Punk, but my whole goal is to leave this place better than I found it. I meant that. This business runs... people can say whatever they want about me, I was born in this business, this business runs through my veins. If you cut my arm, it's WWE that will leak out of that.
"I was fed since I can remember, from my dad and if my dad wasn't there than another man in our family stepped up and he was most likely making the money through this business. I've experienced a lot of hardships and a lot of great moments throughout my life because of this business. But the bottom line is it's fed me my entire life.
"I don't care who you are, you will not disrespect it, not in front of me, not today, not any day that I'm alive."
It certainly appears that not only did Roman retire the Undertaker, he took the Dead Man's old job as well--being the locker room leader who don't take no guff.
So was Roman Reigns the one who kicked Enzo off the bus and barred him from the locker room? He doesn't admit that here, but one could definitely get that idea from the stuff he says in that quote.
You can listen to the entire podcast at this link.