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.
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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