WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

 

 

Roman Reigns On Messing Up Against Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 31 & Expectations Against The Undertaker

Posted By: Ben Jordan Kerin on Mar 29, 2018

Roman Reigns On Messing Up Against Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 31 & Expectations Against The Undertaker

WWE Superstar Roman Reigns was recently interviewed on In This Corner podcast about a number of topics including his match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31 and if his match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33 lived up to expectations. Below are some highlights courtesy of Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone.com.

On His Match Against Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 31:

"Right off the bat you can see it, I hit him right under the eye and split him a little bit, so he got a bit of color. From there, I knew I messed up. He scooped me up and rammed me into the [turnbuckles] and cracked my ribs. A lot of people don’t realize after that match, I wrestled for a quarter of the year with messed up ribs where I could barely breathe. If it appeared that I was blown up through that portion of my career it was because I really was. I wrestled Big Show, he was my next rivalry after that, and I wrestled him for a month or so and the whole time I was feeling the repercussions of stepping into the ring with Brock Lesnar. We’ve all seen it, we all know it, so any time you have a one on one match with a guy like Brock, you have to bring a different mentality. You have to understand the story is simple—we’re performers and we’re here to put on a show—when you’re in there with a guy that has a huge bravado and a huge reputation like Brock, and it’s legitimate — he did a crap ton of work to get there, with a lot of doubters, I’m sure— but he has to protect himself. And it has to be another level of physicality. I think we did that a couple years ago, and hopefully we’ll be able to come back and deliver another great match."

Did His WrestleMania 33 Match Against The Undertaker Live Up To His Expectations?:

"I don’t think that it ever could, really. It’s a hard spot to be The Undertaker, to have such a storied career, to have such — a huge list of ridiculously good matches, and to have that respect and that mystique, to have that repuatation as ‘The Godfather’ of the professional wrestling and sports entertainment business. Everybody has thought about what would it be like to be in a match with The Undertaker at Wrestlemania. You hype it up so much that it’s almost unfair to him. For me, what made it really hard was how heavy it was. If I wrestled Undertaker 20 years ago in the beginning of his career, the middle of it—would it be like that? Probably not. The position that I found myself it just felt really heavy and so much more emotional than I was ready for it to be.

I think that was the hardest thing, but [also] the coolest thing. I think that just shows the gravity of the situation and the responsibility of the placement, and just who I was sharing the ring with. That’s how special of a character, and kind of what we were talking about before, the politics, the backstage —obviously nobody navigated that path better than The Undertaker. Everybody that you could think of in this business, as far as WWE is concerned, has a huge amount of respect to that man. I just feel like in some way I wasn’t good enough. Maybe it could have been better on my behalf, but I always hold Undertaker so high in that regard that I just feel like maybe I could have been better. I enjoyed it, I really learned a huge amount in the ring with him, to only be in there a couple times and one singles match, and especially to have it at that level — to be able to just pick something up out there in 30-40 minutes from another performer just goes to show how good he is. I’ve shared the ring with a lot of really good wrestlers, and to be able to pick up on stuff he does, and to see the difference first person, up front and personal, it really was special.

I’m very proud of that because I’m going to be one of the only guys who said they’ve been in the ring and wrestled with The Undertaker. John Cena gets the opportunity to do it this year, and it’s not the same for him because he’s been in the locker room with [Undertaker]. He’s shared a tour bus with him, they’ve been around the world together and shared the same locker room. A lot of guys in our locker room now can’t say that."

Listen to the full episode below.

Tags: #wwe #roman reigns
https://wrestlr.me/51435/  
Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Sep 26
John Morrison On His Match Against Austin Aries At Bound For Glory, What He Feels Is Missing From The Wrestling Business
During his appearance on The Chris Van Vliet Show, John Morrison discussed his match against Austin Aries at Impact Wrestling's Bound for Glory 2018 event. John Morrison on his match with Austin Arie[...]
Sep 26 - During his appearance on The Chris Van Vliet Show, John Morrison discussed his match against Austin Aries at Impact Wrestling's Bound for Glory 2018 event. John Morrison on his match with Austin Arie[...]
Sep 26
Aleister Black On Developing His Character, Reveals His Entrance Lift Came From The Undertaker
During his appearance on D'Von Dudley's Table Talk, Aleister Black discussed how he's approached creating his persona in WWE. "Yes, I love theatrics; I think theatrics in wrestling go hand and hand[...]
Sep 26 - During his appearance on D'Von Dudley's Table Talk, Aleister Black discussed how he's approached creating his persona in WWE. "Yes, I love theatrics; I think theatrics in wrestling go hand and hand[...]
Sep 26
Erick Rowan On Possiblity Of Reuniting With Brodie Lee
Erick Rowan did a Q&A with Pro Wrestling Junkies, where he was asked about the possibility of reuniting with his former tag-team partner Brodie Lee. “I’m not really sure how to answ[...]
Sep 26 - Erick Rowan did a Q&A with Pro Wrestling Junkies, where he was asked about the possibility of reuniting with his former tag-team partner Brodie Lee. “I’m not really sure how to answ[...]
Sep 26
T-BAR Says "WWE is paying us to destroy their company."
Fans have been heavily criticizing everything to do with this new Retribution stable in WWE, but they seemingly always have an answer ready for whatever question gets thrown their way. It was asked w[...]
Sep 26 - Fans have been heavily criticizing everything to do with this new Retribution stable in WWE, but they seemingly always have an answer ready for whatever question gets thrown their way. It was asked w[...]
Sep 26
WCW Superstar Returns to WWE Backstage Role
Former WWE and WCW star Billy Kidman returned to his backstage producer role this week, after being previously furloughed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially returning by working during the Friday N[...]
Sep 26 - Former WWE and WCW star Billy Kidman returned to his backstage producer role this week, after being previously furloughed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially returning by working during the Friday N[...]
Sep 26
SmackDown Quick Results (09/25/20)
Listed below are the results for tonight's episode of Friday Night SmackDown: *Triple Threat Match* Sami Zayn defeats AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy *Singles Match* Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Gran Metali[...]
Sep 26 - Listed below are the results for tonight's episode of Friday Night SmackDown: *Triple Threat Match* Sami Zayn defeats AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy *Singles Match* Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Gran Metali[...]
Sep 25
Update on Ric Flair's New Sneakers Deal With Adidas
"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair has revealed the look of his shoes that will be coming out courtesy of Adidas. "Thank You Adidas For The Opportunity To Show The World That Stylin’ And Profilin&rs[...]
Sep 25 - "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair has revealed the look of his shoes that will be coming out courtesy of Adidas. "Thank You Adidas For The Opportunity To Show The World That Stylin’ And Profilin&rs[...]
Sep 25
WWE NXT UK's "Takeover: Dublin" Event Rescheduled Due to COVID-19
Once again, WWE NXT UK's Takeover event for Dublin has been pushed back due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event is now scheduled for June 20th, 2021. It's likely that NXT UK will schedule a [...]
Sep 25 - Once again, WWE NXT UK's Takeover event for Dublin has been pushed back due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event is now scheduled for June 20th, 2021. It's likely that NXT UK will schedule a [...]
Sep 25
Retribution Mock Tom Hardy Following T-BAR/Bane Comparison
WWE's Retribution faction has been the subject of many jokes. CM Punk implied one of their masks was made out of a paper plate, for one. But another joke that T-BAR specifically is getting, is compari[...]
Sep 25 - WWE's Retribution faction has been the subject of many jokes. CM Punk implied one of their masks was made out of a paper plate, for one. But another joke that T-BAR specifically is getting, is compari[...]
Sep 25
Eric Bischoff Says Retribution Storyline "Sucks"
On his After 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about WWE's Retribution faction. "I think it sucks. Why are they there? What's the story? What is the inciting incident? What is the motivation? [...]
Sep 25 - On his After 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about WWE's Retribution faction. "I think it sucks. Why are they there? What's the story? What is the inciting incident? What is the motivation? [...]
Sep 25
The Rock To Appear On Impact Wrestling
In something that nobody ever thought would happen in any context, it appears as though The Rock is going to appear on an Impact Wrestling broadcast. Ken Shamrock is headed into the Impact Wrestling [...]
Sep 25 - In something that nobody ever thought would happen in any context, it appears as though The Rock is going to appear on an Impact Wrestling broadcast. Ken Shamrock is headed into the Impact Wrestling [...]
Sep 25
New NXT UK Head Writer
Inside The Ropes has reported that PROGRESS co-owner Glen Joseph, who has been a producer for NXT UK, has left the brand due to "personal reasons." To replace him, PROGRESS founder Jim Smallman has s[...]
Sep 25 - Inside The Ropes has reported that PROGRESS co-owner Glen Joseph, who has been a producer for NXT UK, has left the brand due to "personal reasons." To replace him, PROGRESS founder Jim Smallman has s[...]
Sep 25
Three NXT Stars Injured in One Night
Tegan Nox was attacked by Candace LeRae on NXT this past Wednesday and the focus was made on her knee. This was actually to write her off, as she has legitimately suffered an injury. She'll be underg[...]
Sep 25 - Tegan Nox was attacked by Candace LeRae on NXT this past Wednesday and the focus was made on her knee. This was actually to write her off, as she has legitimately suffered an injury. She'll be underg[...]
Sep 25
The Undertaker On The Boneyard Match, Why He Brought Back American Badass Character
During his appearance on the My Mom's Basement podcast, Undertaker discussed the Boneyard Match and why he brought back his old American Badass persona for it. The Undertaker on bringing back the Ame[...]
Sep 25 - During his appearance on the My Mom's Basement podcast, Undertaker discussed the Boneyard Match and why he brought back his old American Badass persona for it. The Undertaker on bringing back the Ame[...]
Sep 25
Retribution's T-BAR Says There's Only One WWE Alumni Who Is Safe
WWE's Retribution faction has been trying to raise chaos from the onset of their debut. It seems like nobody is safe from Retribution's wrath... except for X-Pac. Our mission is to destroy the @WW[...]
Sep 25 - WWE's Retribution faction has been trying to raise chaos from the onset of their debut. It seems like nobody is safe from Retribution's wrath... except for X-Pac. Our mission is to destroy the @WW[...]
Sep 25
Chelsea Green Has Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
NXT star Chelsea Green has confirmed that she was diagnosed with COVID-19--- but has recovered and is now back to 100%. She posted the following: "It feels so good to be out and about again after [...]
Sep 25 - NXT star Chelsea Green has confirmed that she was diagnosed with COVID-19--- but has recovered and is now back to 100%. She posted the following: "It feels so good to be out and about again after [...]
Sep 25
Deonna Purrazzo Cancels GCW: The Collective Appearances
Due to Bound for Glory being right around the corner, IMPACT Wrestling Knockout's Champion Deonna Purrazzo has cancelled her scheduled appearances for GCW's The Collective. Unfortunately, I’v[...]
Sep 25 - Due to Bound for Glory being right around the corner, IMPACT Wrestling Knockout's Champion Deonna Purrazzo has cancelled her scheduled appearances for GCW's The Collective. Unfortunately, I’v[...]
Sep 25
Francine Recalls How Her WWE RAW Debut Was Cancelled At The Last Minute
During her appearance on The Ryback Show, Francine discussed her WWE run and how she never wanted to go to WWE in the first place. "I never wanted to work there. Everybody thinks that's the mecca a[...]
Sep 25 - During her appearance on The Ryback Show, Francine discussed her WWE run and how she never wanted to go to WWE in the first place. "I never wanted to work there. Everybody thinks that's the mecca a[...]
Sep 25
AEW Stadium Stampede Airs During NFL Halftime Show
AEW's Stadium Stampede match aired on the big screen during the halftime show for the NFL game of the Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins. Several AEW stars were also in attendance tonight, including Chris Jer[...]
Sep 25 - AEW's Stadium Stampede match aired on the big screen during the halftime show for the NFL game of the Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins. Several AEW stars were also in attendance tonight, including Chris Jer[...]
Sep 24
How WWE's COVID-19 Outbreak Spread, Possibility Of Spreading To Main Roster
In another report earlier tonight, WWE confirmed that there was a COVID-19 outbreak within NXT's roster and the Performance Center. Well, now thanks to PWInsider, we've got a little more insight into [...]
Sep 24 - In another report earlier tonight, WWE confirmed that there was a COVID-19 outbreak within NXT's roster and the Performance Center. Well, now thanks to PWInsider, we've got a little more insight into [...]
Sep 24
Serena Deeb Voluntarily Pulls Out of UWN Event As COVID-19 Precaution
AEW's latest signee Serena Deeb has pulled out of her scheduled appearance at next week's UWN Primetime Live pay-per-view event. “Earlier this week, I came into contact with an individual who[...]
Sep 24 - AEW's latest signee Serena Deeb has pulled out of her scheduled appearance at next week's UWN Primetime Live pay-per-view event. “Earlier this week, I came into contact with an individual who[...]
Sep 24
WWE Confirms Internal COVID-19 Outbreak
WWE has released a statement confirming the COVID-19 outbreak within the NXT roster and Performance Center trainees. “As part of ongoing testing protocols, WWE completed its second round of w[...]
Sep 24 - WWE has released a statement confirming the COVID-19 outbreak within the NXT roster and Performance Center trainees. “As part of ongoing testing protocols, WWE completed its second round of w[...]
Sep 24
NWA Power Will Return, Nick Aldis Confirms
A fan expressed disappointment, as he felt that NWA Power was gone forever due to the COVID-19 pandemic putting it on hiatus. Nick Aldis was quick to make sure that fans knew this wasn't true. &ldq[...]
Sep 24 - A fan expressed disappointment, as he felt that NWA Power was gone forever due to the COVID-19 pandemic putting it on hiatus. Nick Aldis was quick to make sure that fans knew this wasn't true. &ldq[...]
Sep 24
Two Matches + Segment Advertised For SmackDown
WWE has announced two matches for this Friday's SmackDown. First up, we have Sami Zayn taking on Jeff Hardy before the triple threat ladder match with AJ Styles at Clash of Champions. Then, we have A[...]
Sep 24 - WWE has announced two matches for this Friday's SmackDown. First up, we have Sami Zayn taking on Jeff Hardy before the triple threat ladder match with AJ Styles at Clash of Champions. Then, we have A[...]
Sep 24
Miro Suffers Minor Injury in AEW Debut
During his in-ring debut with AEW, Miro suffered a minor injury. The word is that Miro tweaked his ankle slightly after getting sent down to the floor during the tag-team match. The injury is said t[...]
Sep 24 - During his in-ring debut with AEW, Miro suffered a minor injury. The word is that Miro tweaked his ankle slightly after getting sent down to the floor during the tag-team match. The injury is said t[...]

© 2006-2020 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π