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Roman Reigns Talks John Cena, Favorite WWE Match, and More

Roman Reigns has been pegged to be the heir apparent to John Cena. The future of the WWE has a lot of pressure on his back and is looking forward to what could be the breakout year of his young pro wrestling career.

Reigns has been touted by many as the next big superstar in the WWE. Most are predicting that the WWE will try and position Reigns like Cena. Part of that positioning with require extensive media which is why it is always interesting to hear from Reigns during the calm before the storm.

Reigns is back after a lengthy layoff and looking forward to a big year in 2015. Reigns was interviewed by the boys over at WrestlingNewsSource.com and was asked about a variety of topics including whether or not he thinks this will be his year.

I think so. I think everyone’s thinking that. I think everybody goes into these type of matches thinking they’re going to be the guy. It can happen. Whether it’s 30, 40, 100 people in this match. Everybody should be going in with that mindset. “I’m the guy. I can change my whole career. I can change my whole life if I just dominate tonight and that’s what I’m going to do. Fortunately for me I have some experience with this match. I have a record of eliminations and I’m taking last year making it all the way to the end and coming up short as a mistake I can learn from. As a good experience. Hopefully, I can capitalize on it this year and correct that wrong and go onto the big one.

We have all been hearing the comparisons to John Cena for the last year. Reigns was asked about that and he talked a bit about those comparisons and expectations.

“When I first started wrestling, I got a lot of comparisons to a lot of different people. Razor Ramon, The Rock. I had a bunch of different qualities and characteristics of former guys. I’m not trying to be the next anybody. I’m trying to be the very first Roman Reigns that’s all I can do. I’m not out to be somebody that I’m not. I know who I am and I know where I come from and I know where I want to go. It’s very flattering to be compared to someone who’s worked so hard and been so successful. I don’t want what he has, I want what I’m going to get.”

Reigns has one of the most unique entrances in pro wrestling. Reigns continues to walk through the crowd on his way to the ring. Strange things can happen out there and Reigns shared some interesting stories about being that close to the fans.

There’s been a couple of situations. There’s one time a few months ago this little girl came out and wave slapped me. Just a big bear hug on me and I didn’t even notice. She was on me before I even knew so when I looked down this 7-8 year old little girl who was as cute as can be. Not too long ago, I think last week i saw those little short films they do on the internet some girl just feeling my arm up and holding my hand. There’s so many people and I’m trying to take in the crowd and see what I’m working with the people that sometimes I don’t even notice things like that. We have an awesome job, they’re so feisty and emotional and outspoken. But they’ve been awesome with me. They haven’t done anything too crazy to where we put the entrance in jeopardy.

Finally Reigns was asked about his favorite match in his short career. His answer will put a smile on many faces who just voted that the 2014 Match of the Year.

Yeah, i’d have to say my favorite match was the first Wyatt match we had on pay per view. I still haven’t watched it back. I want to leave it to what I remember. The vibe and the emotion we had out there. The response. The manipulation of the crowd just going in and out of stuff. All the different chants and things like that. It was an unbelievable match. Also, I gotta say for me personally. I really dig my match I had with Randy Orton at Summerslam. I thought we did some pretty cool stuff especially down towards the end of the match. Incredible exchanges, signature moves and stuff like that. He had an RKO caught me out of the Superman Punch no one’s ever done that and that just speaks to the type of competitor that guy is and not only that I had enough in me to beat a guy like that.

Check out more of the interview including splitting with the Shield, wrestling Rusev, NXT, and much more via the YouTube interview embed below.

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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