WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, who is related (cousin) to Roman Reigns, explained in a recent interview with Chris Featherstone of FoxSports.com why WWE needs to turn Reigns heel. Here is what he had to say:
“I feel that, in due time, you’re gonna see Roman Reigns become Roman Empire. Let’s take it back to John Cena and Rock back in the day, when people felt like they was just shoved down their throats. Eventually, they earned the people’s respect, and the next thing you know, they were just loved by the whole world.”
“To me, you don’t want to go against the WWE Universe. You never want to do that. To me, what works is to go with the flow. If you have me so much like that, had it been me, I’d tell Vince, switch me heel right now. Let’s give it to these people. I’d be the baddest frickin’ heel that they’d ever see. And in due time, you would hate me so much, when I do turn babyface, guess what, [you’d love me]. It’s a very simple fix.”
You can read the entire interview here.