Roman Reigns decided to go along with plans to turn heel and align himself with Paul Heyman after a hiatus from WWE last year. He has created a new character as he no longer wears the same ring gear that he did while with The Shield. However, he still has the same theme music of the group.
The WWE Universal Champion first wrestled shirtless on the main roster for his title defense against Jey Uso at the Clash of Champions pay-per-view last September.
Since the new character was created, fans have been waiting to see him debut new theme music. While doing an interview with Bleacher Report, Reigns noted that WWE is working on it. He briefly mentioned this possibility last year.
“We’re working on it,” he said. “It’s not easy because I’m not going to… With this character, it has to be the right vibe. We can’t just hire a rapper and check out this guitar riff. It can’t be some rock music. The Shield music, I wasn’t even really into it back in the day; but over the years, it just started working. You get so used to it that I just time my pace to it. But yeah, it takes some time and it has to be right.
In order to move away from something you’ve had for so long and is so recognizable like the music that I have now, it’s got to be perfect. It’s taking some time, but we’re definitely working on it, so please be patient.”
Reigns also talked about wanting to act more, the origin of “The Tribal Chief” moniker, and more. Check out the full interview here.