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Roman Reigns Talks WWE Fans, Shield Reunion, and More

Roman Reigns has had quite a 2015. After entering the year as the most hated WWE babyface since Rocky Maivia, Reigns is working hard to win back some fans. According to the former Shield member, it is still a work in progress.

This isn’t the year that WWE creative had in mind for Roman Reigns a year ago. A year ago, Reigns was the “chosen one”, handpicked to be the successor to John Cena. Unfortunately the ride turned out to be a tumultuous roller coaster with Reigns becoming the most hated man on the roster. With hopes of achieving the WWE championship, the WWE are hard at work at rebuilding the former enforcer of the Shield.

Reigns talked to Jimmy Traina over at the Buzzer and was asked about a variety of topics including winning back the fans who turned against him at the Royal Rumble.

“It’s been a work in progress. The crowd is the crowd. You’re gonna take them as an individual performer how you take them. The key is how do you learn from them. How do you use whatever is happening reaction-wise to get better.

I will give the guy a lot of credit. He has certainly turned his attitude around since the booing caught fire earlier in the year. Reigns took an arrogant stance at that time, generally telling reporters that he didn’t care what the fans thought of him. A more humble approach is probably best for all involved.

Jimmy asked Reigns about the possibility of a Shield reunion.

It’s tough because I enjoy what I’m doing now. I enjoy being a singles guy. I enjoy commanding the stage with myself and an opponent. It’s a different process when you’re teammates. Especially with the way we work. We’re very unselfish with how we work together in so many different regards. Not just what you see as the final product of the match. Just strategizing, psychology, teamwork. What made us so empowering is that we helped each other and we always looked out for each other and you didn’t see that in wrestling too often. Even in factions, it’s a very individual game, but The Shield, we were just iron-clad brothers in black. We made it more about the group than anything. I miss that. I miss that camaraderie.

I do think it’s coming. Whether it is Seth turning face and aligning with Ambrose and Reigns or Ambrose and Reigns going heel at some point, I do think that an allegiance will be formed again. It would certainly seem at this rate that the three will be tied together for as long as all remain in the WWE. For fans of the Shield, there is nothing wrong with that.

Reigns was also asked about his lack of interaction on social media, specifically Twitter.

I don’t care to read about anybody’s Twitter. I don’t care what you’re eating for breakfast or where you just went. For me, it’s mainly just to connect with my supporters and the people who are showing a mad amount of love. For the most part, I don’t care what Dolph Ziggler is doing or that Seth Rollins worked out. I don’t wanna watch a video of Cena power cleaning.

Reigns’ attitude regarding social media is interesting considering how important the company views social media. Even if he feels that way, it probably isn’t the best interest of the company for him to say it during interviews. He is essentially mocking the idea and his colleagues for participating. Reigns doesn’t tweet often and follows nobody for the record.

Overall it’s a fun interview in which Reigns talks about Dean Ambrose, New Day, Seinfeld, and much more.

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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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