WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently took to his podcast, The Ross Report, to discuss a variety of topics on professional wrestling.
Among other topics, Ross talked about the WWE Universe constantly booing Roman Reigns and the veteran pro-wrestling commentator offered a quite unique take on the matter.
According to “Good Ole’ JR”, the WWE Universe booing Roman Reigns is similar to the infamous “you suck” that Olympic Gold Medalist and RAW General Manager Kurt Angle receives during his entrance, or the “John Cena Sucks” chant that the 16-time World Champion is greeted with when his music hits.
To Ross, the fans booing Reigns is actually ‘the cool thing to do’ rather than express their true feelings about The Big Dog.
“I just think it’s almost like when Angle comes out, it’s, ‘you suck!’, ‘Cena sucks’… I think people think it’s the thing to do and they’re not hip or cool if they don’t do it as evidenced by the crowd looking to do a hostile takeover in Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] [at Extreme Rules]. I wasn’t too crazy about it.” Ross continued.
“I just think it’s a topical thing and people think it’s cool. That’s the best answer I’ve got for you. I don’t know why it would be. And nobody can tell us why exactly it is. We’ve all got a theory and that’s all it is. Let it play out.
“And I had a little experience in talent relations. I would have no issues hiring Roman Reigns today even if I knew what adventure it would be in head of us. He’s that big a talent.”