Sunday is going to be the toughest fight of Roman Reigns' life! He's defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against 29 other Superstars in the Royal Rumble!
Roman and I spoke today about his odds in the Royal Rumble on Sunday, how proud he should be that he pissed off Vince McMahon enough that it's now personal, the possibility of NXT Superstars being entered into the Royal Rumble and how Sting deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame!
This Sunday, we'll see if Roman Reigns can defeat 29 other Superstars to retain his WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble! Watch it live on the WWE Network and don't miss out on WWE's return to DC! The Road To WrestleMania Tour is at the Verizon Center on Sunday, March 27th! Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 23rd, and you can find out more by clicking here.
Good luck, Champ, and sorry about the biggest loser thing!
On being WWE World Heavyweight Champion: "It's a dream. It's an honor. It’s a great responsibility and it’s cool because it helps you evolve, it helps you break the mold of what you were doing. After chasing it for so long, to have it on my shoulder, now I’m pushing it, now I’m taking it to the next level, I’m trying to reach grounds that I didn’t think I could reach.”
On the odds of winning the Royal Rumble: “I’m not just in there with one guy, like you said. I’m in there with 29 other dudes who are trying to take what’s mine and I’ll be damned. Screw that, I’m not going to be the biggest loser. They’re going to have to knock me out and drag me out of there. Brock’s going to have to German me into the stands to get me out.”
On Sting’s being in WWE in 2015 and now going to the HOF: “To be in this business for as long as he has, that’s a great testament to himself. To his work ethic, his passion, to his will to stay in shape and to continue to push himself physically and mentally. I think it was a great opportunity and I hope I get to see him many more times because he was an absolute gentleman and it was such a positive experience every time I met him.”
On NXT Guys possibly showing up on Sunday: “You got your Finn Balors, your Samoa Joes, your Sami Zayn, those journeymen, the guys who have been at it in this business for such a long time. It’s such a great opportunity for them to sink their teeth in and reap the benefits of all their hard work. But, that being said, if they come in my ring, debut or not, I’m going to send their ass flying over that top rope. That’s the way it’s gotta be.”