Roman Reigns gives his opinion on who takes the best Spear and says he always enjoyed the chemistry he shared with AEW’s Miro.
Throughout the nine years that he's been on television, Roman Reigns has hit hundreds of Spears. One benefit of the Spear as a finishing maneuver is the ability to hit it on any and all opponents. From Big Show, to AJ Styles, to Stephanie McMahon, and everybody in between, Roman Reigns has always been able to hit a Spear whenever it was deemed necessary.
Speaking with Ryan Satin of FOX Sports, Roman Reigns singled out two individuals that he feels expertly sold the move and spoke about his favorite Spears in his career.
"I did it [best] on two people. I ran down the ramp, I think at SummerSlam, and speared Rusev. I think that’s all I did. What a great night. Just come out at SummerSlam, just spear a guy, and then hit the bar after. So, that one was pretty wide open. Any time I can get a really big run and launch," said Reigns.
He added, "I will say though, Rusev was really good. We had good timing as far as in the ring, I always had good chemistry with him to where I could come off the ropes, take one step, launch and dart across the ring and he knew just the perfect height to lift up, open up for me. So, yeah, we did that thing all over the world. Those were good times."
Roman later singled out AJ Styles.
"He’s probably gonna be the best at taking it because I messed it up, AJ [Styles]. AJ, I don’t know, some of the guys can cop the flip. Buddy Murphy copped a flip. I’m sure Seth. All these guys can cop a flip. But, in order to know, you have to hit ‘em and kinda ricochet off of them and kind of do a bit of a barrel roll to allow them to get that flip right. Because I didn’t know AJ was going to do that.
"So when I hit him with a spear, I was still wrapped around him, and I kinda stopped him from rotating and he completely landed on his neck. It was not my fault. I did not know this. It looked rough, but I know he could have easily copped that flip and made it look crazy. I just was not on the same page. Luckily, the match was over."
Roman also compared his philosophy when it comes to delivering the move to that of Bill Goldberg.
"There’s always this debate to the spear. 'Well, you don’t do it like Goldberg,' and like …. that’s ‘cause I’m a really good performer. I do it like I do it. So, I do a launch and make it very aesthetic. I’m not on the gridiron. If I want to push somebody’s organs through their spine, I can do that. There’s no problem. Easy. 6’3, 265, I’ll run through your ass. But, I try to launch it and make it look as Superman-esque as possible, like you’re flying, darting through the air. "
Currently, Roman Reigns is building towards a Last Man Standing fight against Kevin Owens at the 2021 Royal Rumble event.
In a twitch stream in 2020, Miro shared his own stories about working with Roman Reigns, specifically during their Hell in a Cell match from 2016.