As Roman Reigns heads into one of the pivotal matches of his career at the Elimination Chamber against 6 competitors, he spoke to ESPN where he talked about his opponents with a particular emphasis on fierce rival John Cena.
The Big Dog felt that Cena is irreplaceable and absolutely loves it when someone compares Cena to him.
“He’s like ‘The Babe.’ I don’t think there’s ever going to be anybody like Cena ever again. That’s why when people compare myself to him now, I like to just think that it’s a compliment.”
Reigns also went on to admire Cena’s longevity as he has lasted for over 15 years in the industry. He added:
“To be able to have the longevity — that’s the word for Cena — longevity. It goes to speak to his worth ethic and his passion, but I just don’t think it’s going to be able to be done again. He’s one of one. There will never be a guy who can hold up and be that durable because he competed 15-plus years on an elite level.”
Reigns also went on to talk about the struggles of his short career so far and revealed that he has nothing but respect for Cena for his contributions to the business. He concluded:
I’ve been doing it a few years now, and I can already feel the tolls, so there’s a lot of respect that has to go his way because to do it at the top for that long is unprecedented.”
Reigns is considered as Cena’s successor as the poster boy in the WWE and has received a lot of backlash as a result. These two figures had a fierce rivalry in late 2017 which included several personal jibes and a huge match at the No Mercy pay-per-view.
The duo will lock horns again but this time inside the chamber as they both look to get a step closer to win the elusive Universal Championship at the Grandest Stage Of Them All.