“It would’ve been too easy” – Roman Reigns explains why he prefers modern WWE over Attitude Era

Archie Blade
|Published 30/01/2021

Roman Reigns explains why he prefers modern WWE over Attitude Era. The Attitude Era was WWE’s biggest Era in terms of mainstream popularity.

Imagine Stone Cold, the Rock, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Mick Foley and many more appearing on your regular weekly television. All young, all close to or at their prime putting on a spectacle week after week. That was the Attitude Era.

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There is a reason why that period of time is looked back at fondly even almost two decades after it happened. Even Universal Champion Roman Reigns agrees that the Attitude Era had amazing storytellers and amazing wrestlers. However, when asked if he wished he could be around in the Attitude Era, Reigns had an interesting answer.

Roman Reigns explains why he prefers modern WWE over Attitude Era

“To be honest, and this is gonna make some good headlines, but it would’ve been too easy,” Reigns said during his interview with SI Media Podcast. “I feel like [John] Cena said it before. It’s a challenge to be PG.

“It’s a challenge to not have to go the cheap route,” The Tribal Chief continued. “Being able to shove everything up everyone’s ass, to do that stuff, to just chug beers—and I’m not taking anything way from the performance and the physicality of what they did and the stories they told in the ring—these guys were great performers and great in-ring wrestlers. But the character development was easier.

“If I could just start chugging bourbon and smoking cigars, imagine what my character could be,” he asked. “We could go even further on this mob boss thing. It’s more challenging what we do now. It’s the facts. That’s why the business is bigger. That’s why we have a bigger platform now. And that was all due to the work done before us to get us to this point, but at the same time if we don’t do it the way we do it now, it wouldn’t be that way. It was a different time.”

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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