Roman Reigns is the biggest star in WWE today. He may be a polarizing figure in the professional wrestling industry, but his star status is unquestionable. He was won all the possible championships in WWE, won the Royal Rumble, and was part of one of the most iconic factions in WWE history.
Reigns’ push to the top of WWE was much publicized and criticized by fans and critics alike. Reigns won the Royal Rumble in 2015, and was put into the main-event scene. He went on to main-event WrestleMania that year, and competed against The Beast Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, The Big Dog talked about how difficult it is to prepare for the main event of WrestleMania. He was anxious and had several doubts before he finally made it. He went on to main-event four WrestleMania events in a row, a feat surpassed only by the immortal Hulk Hogan.
“You have those nerves, you have those doubts and insecurities, all until you get through it. Then you’re never the same again. You’re a main-eventer for the rest of your life”
Roman said that a superstar’s career completely changes after that one moment. After the main event, he was still the superstar he always was. He still fought week-in, week-out, but this time he had a tag associated with him.
“If you’re in that position, you’re going to fight for everything. At the end of the day, you’re doing the same thing in the same ring that you do every single week, but that moment and experience can’t be replaced. The responsibility is yours to close it out and send them home happy, and it’s the magnitude that makes it so different.”
Roman Reigns is currently not fighting for any championship in WWE, but every segment or feud involving Reigns automatically gets upgraded to the main-event. Those are the perks of being a main-eventer four years in a row!