Roman Reigns on AEW: WWE Superstar claims that Tony Khan’s promotion is not a competition but admits that they are an alternative.
Seth Rollins was on White Knight Mode a few weeks back as he claimed that WWE had the best wrestling product. It looks now that Roman Reigns has taken over that role. In an interview with The Sportster, the former Universal champion claimed that there was no comparison between AEW and WWE. He then went on to say that the WWE had the best talent in the world.
I’ll just say this. It’s all so new and it was what it was with Ambrose leaving and popping up over there… Competition? No, there’s no competition. WWE, we know exactly what we’re doing. We have the best talent in the world. There’s no comparing, I say that with firm confidence, all the way from the top to the very bottom. We are world class all the way through.”
Although the Big Dog did admit that AEW was good for the wrestling business as a whole. He acknowledged that the fledgling promotion provided a healthy alternative to the fans and wrestlers but stuck to his guns about WWE being the best.
“Is it another option? Sure. For wrestlers around the world and in the locker room, (even WWE’s) AEW is another option and another place to get a cheque. I’m never against optimism but I think you have foolish thoughts if you really think there’s a comparison or actual competition. Just an option, which isn’t a bad thing.”
Made in WWE
It is intriguing to know if these really are Roman Reigns’ thoughts on AEW considering his best pal just moved there. It is easy to pin these claims on Reigns being a company man through and through. However, before anyone takes out their pitchforks and flaming torches one has to remember that Reigns is a WWE product.
He’s only ever been in WWE. His family wrestled there, he was trained there, he was given a lot of accolades and bags full of money there. They have positioned him as the Face of the company. He is most likely guaranteed a job for life at Vince’s promotion. Reigns is a WWE made in the same vein as Randy Orton, John Cena or Batista before him; they were made from the ground-up in that company. His loyalty to the company comes under no questions and such a response should have been expected.