Dean Ambrose: Former WWE Star recalls Roman Reigns ‘Sufferin Succotash’ Promo. Says that Roman didn’t want to say the line and was looking for a cool way to say it.
Dean Ambrose, now known as Jon Moxley, recently made headlines after his interview with Chris Jericho. That interview became the most downloaded episode in the history of the ‘Talk is Jericho Podcast’.
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The unhinged superstar revealed a lot about the inner workings of the company and consistently put the blame on Vince for the miserable state of WWE. He also suggested that Triple H should take over WWE.
On Roman Reigns
The now AEW star took to Wade Keller’s Podcast to reveal that Roman Reigns is a very loved figure backstage and blamed the WWE for the backlash and negative reactions Roman got early in his solo run. He blamed creative for not letting Roman’s natural charisma and personality shine.
“His personality is so great, he’s such a great dude. “Everybody loves him, he’s the most lovable guy in the world. “He’s the guy everybody gravitates to in the locker room. “Just his natural charisma, but they don’t let him be himself. “They try to make him — years ago, he was trying to be what they wanted.”
The former WWE Champion also recalled the Sufferin Succotash promo and how Roman didn’t want to say the line at all.
“Vince had him say ‘suffering succotash,’ ya know what I mean? I remember that day. You think he wanted to say that? No. He went in there and came out and was like, ‘He wants me to say suffering succotash,’ and I remember kind of laughing like, ‘Dude, you can’t say that.’ He’s like, ‘He wants me to say it. Is there a cool way to say it?’ I’m like, ‘What if you looked at the camera and said, well, that wasn’t easy to say,’ or something, I don’t know.”
Roman Reigns getting Booed
He also gave his insights on the polarizing reactions that Roman used to get before:
“When he was in The Shield, everybody loved him, he was the hottest thing, but was booked like a monster. But as soon as [the fans] realized [he was the guy], then they all decided before hand they were going to turn on him because they don’t like that, for whatever reason. I think Cena did that first and Roman walked into it. They were like, ‘Oh, it’s the Cena thing, again.’”
The polarizing reactions have since stopped after the fans realized that the man behind the Big Dog Moniker, Joe Anoa’I, was just as human as the people booing him. However, the realization came at the cost of a Leukaemia diagnosis. Fortunately, Roman completed an inspiring recovery and made his way to the squared circle earlier this year.