Roman Reigns was one of the most polarizing characters in WWE until he left WWE after his cancer diagnosis. He made a triumphant return to the company in February, and announced he was in remission.
Reigns has not been booed since his return, and the fans have started appreciating the Big Dog and his work in WWE. Reigns has been kept out of the main event which has also helped to keep a positive image among the WWE Universe. Reigns’ constant push into the main-event scene was the main reason behind fans turning on him in 2015-16.
In an interview with Sport1, Roman Reigns talked about fans reacting negatively to his character. He said he doesn’t care about what the fans chant at him or how they react to his appearances. He felt garnering a reaction was the most important thing, and fans must not be apathetic to his character.
“I don’t care [how they respond]. They paid their money, their hard-earned money, to get to the show,” Reigns explained. “They can do what they wanna do. Everybody’s situation is different and we enjoy every way our fans are expressing themselves. As long as you make noise, it doesn’t matter to me if it’s cheers or boos. The last thing I want is silence – fans sitting on their hands or, ‘Anyone want some popcorn?’ That’s bad for a performer.”
“I’ve always had the ability to rub people one way or the other. As long as that continues – heavy cheers, polarizing reaction, heavy boos – I’m all for it.”
Reigns also talked about his WWE 2K20 cover star Becky Lynch, and how he appreciates all the work she is doing for the Women’s Division. He acknowledged the need for a proper Women’s Revolution as he has a daughter of his own who needs proper role models while growing up.