With less than a week to go for WWE’s Biggest Party of the Summer, SummerSlam, Roman Reigns seems confident and boosted up for his championship match inside the squared circle.
Reigns will go 1-on-1 with WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam and this will mark the fourth championship encounter between The Beast and The Big Dog.
Reigns had failed to dethrone Lesnar on three different occasions: WrestleMania 31, WrestleMania 34 and Greatest Royal Rumble. The Samoan calls himself the “uncrowned Universal Champion” ever since the Steel Cage Match at Saudi Arabia ended in a controversial finish.
However, with fans booing Reigns at every arena he shows up in, it appears that The Big Dog actually has a different take on the hate he receives from these people. The Samoan definitely knows how to fire up his fanbase.
In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, Reigns said:
“I think they’re [people who boo him] like closet lovers to be honest. You can say whatever you want, but it’s how you say it that matters. The way they deliver it, they’re more connected to me than their so called ‘favorites.’ For me to be able to pull on whatever string I pull on, it just goes to show there’s a deep rooting there.
It doesn’t really matter to me, as long as they’re really loud, that’s all I really care about. There could be certain moments where they try to hijack shows and all of that, but by the end of the match, they’re standing up so I’ve been blessed. I really do think that if they love to hate you, they still love you.”
SummerSlam will air live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on August 19, 2018.