Roman Reigns was interviewed by Ariel Helwani for BT Sport to talk about WWE SummerSlam.
Reigns was asked about wrestlers who leave and come back and get the main event spot on big shows. Helwani specifically mentioned John Cena and CM Punk.
Reigns talked about some of the statements said in the past about legends taking spots away from full-time wrestlers and said that those statements come from people like CM Punk.
Reigns said, “Those statements are coming from bitter people who thought they were better than they really were. When it comes down to it, CM Punk was not as good or over as John Cena, he wasn’t as good or as over and moved the needle like The Rock. It was what it was. From a full-time performer, I understand the frustration and wanting more but like I said before, you gotta take it. I’m a full-time performer but I’ve done everything that needs to be done to stay in this position, to be in this position, to continue to make the opportunity for myself, to be in the main event at SummerSlam against John Cena…”
Reigns said that someone like Cena has earned the right to come back as an occasional attraction.
Punk returns to pro wrestling tomorrow night at 10 pm eastern on TNT on AEW Rampage.
Listen to what Reigns said in the clip below.
"These statements are coming from people who thought they were better than they were.
CM Punk wasn't as good or over as John Cena, he didn't move the needle like The Rock."@WWERomanReigns talks to @arielhelwani about the fight for main event spots and putting eyes on WWE 👀 pic.twitter.com/0JK37sjkTi
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) August 19, 2021