Roman Reigns is in the middle of an unbelievable run as WWE Universal Champion as he’s been the title holder for over 500 days.
He is slated to meet WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in a title unification match at WrestleMania 38 next Sunday. While speaking on The Michael Kay Show to promote the show, Reigns made a comparison to NBA Legend Michael Jordan as they both have to motivate themselves to greatness.
“Oh, of course, I absolutely respect him, but in this sense, when it goes to one v one, hand on hand, you got to have some hate. Whether it’s to the core or not you have to you know, like Michael Jordan, I have to like personally motivate myself and grasp on to anything I can to take myself to that main event energy to that main event level to that championship defense mode. God mode, if you will.
So yeah, there’s gonna be a lot of respect for many different reasons. Who he is as a performer, as an athlete. The history that we have, the way it’s affected me and my career, the way it’s changed my mindset, the things that I’ve learned, the things that I’ve done wrong, and how I’ve corrected those things. There’s so many things to be grateful for within my interactions with Brock, especially this one that’s coming up at WrestleMania when I beat them, and I solidify this run as the greatest Universal Champion of all time.”
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