Paul Heyman has been a big supporter of Roman Reigns for years and is now a key part of his character on WWE television. After years of being aligned with Brock Lesnar, the chance to become part of Reigns’ new act came up and he saw an opportunity.
Heyman did an interview with DAZN to talk about a wide range of topics including his alliance with Reigns.
Heyman started out by noting the idea that Reigns could top what Lesnar has done didn’t seem possible, but that’s the goal. He pointed out that Reigns has held world titles several times and headlined main events.
“What was left for Roman Reigns to accomplish except the status of the undisputed, uncontroverted GOAT.” Heyman continued by noting that is the driving force, the desire, and the lore that is in the mind of Reigns.
“That was the only thing that could put me back in front of the camera after my run with Brock Lesnar. Because to me, if I’m not with someone driven by the ambition of accomplishing the impossible, then it was time to call it a day.”
Heyman stated that Reigns wants to top everything he’s done since he debuted on the main roster and top everything that was done by Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, and Ric Flair.
“Roman Reigns wants to go to a level all of them together could not, cannot achieve. That’s the goal every single solitary micro-moment you see him on camera. That’s a level of ambition that I strive for as well. It’s an honor, a privilege, and a pleasure to collaborate with such a vision.”
Heyman was asked what he needs to do or how long it will take to get to the level of being one of the GOATS.
He thinks fans are seeing it evolve every week on SmackDown. He said the evolution of the persona since he returned at the end of August, you would notice every word was intentional and every moment has a purpose during his promos. In these promos, the reveal of the dynamic of who this actual human being is being shown.
He brought up the various storylines that have a real background aspect from the Tribal Chief, his alliance with Jey Uso, feuding with Kevin Owens, Edge, and Daniel Bryan.
“Every moment that you see Roman Reigns on television, you are witnessing a character and persona, and a human being accomplish that vision of going to a level never achieved by Sammartino, Hogan, Austin, Rock, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Ric Flair, etc. You’re witnessing it every single time. You’re not only seeing another layer evolve. You’re seeing another layer get pulled back at the very same time. The strength from which he demonstrates this greatness is at the very same time and quite compelling and riveting, a very vulnerable moment because he’s revealing another side of himself to the public. That is authentic. That is genuine. That is really himself, the human being, and it’s fascinating to watch.”
Heyman also talked about Brock Lesnar still waiting to make his return to WWE, Cesaro, and much more. Check out the full interview here.