John Cena believes Roman Reigns may be the greatest pro wrestler of all time.
Speaking on a recent episode of “Busted Open Radio,” the part-time WWE Superstar commented on Roman Reigns’ ability compared to his own, why he considers the Tribal Chief one of the great of all time, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On who he considers the greatest of all time: “So my personal number one, I think Roman Reigns has to be considered strongly. What he’s done with the championship, what he’s done as essentially a selective performer, he’s redefined how you do it. Not only that, the reason I really rest a lot of accolades on Roman’s shoulders, and I’ve told this to him personally, [is] his ability to pass energy to more than himself. [I haven’t seen it] since the Four Horsemen, but the difference between him and Ric is that Ric was always there and that’s brilliant. I love that Roman did it his own way by crafting his own personality, he did it his own way by redefining what it means to be at the tip of the sphere. He is there selectively, he has made himself exclusive and in doing so, he’s brought like eight people with them. He’s allowed the whole Bloodline to get over.”
On Reigns’ ability compared to his own: “If you put me in that conversation, I could only help the person I was working with, while I was working with them. The reputation that I had in that sauce, while I was in it was that I bury talent because I would really invest my whole [heart]. Like, I sat with Austin Theory for like ten hours. Not wasted a day, invested a day to talk about our why, like what’s our story going to be. I would do that with everyone, I live it, my heart is on the plate. What Roman does, just being affiliated with his energy, he gets so many people over and that’s something I could never do, period. You’re with me, and you got a chance when you’re there, but a lot of times you went off to do stuff that wasn’t looked at in the some way and then the perception of the audience is that [I] buried them. Roman’s ability to be that good and to spread his energy so thin that he makes other talent, and do it exclusively. That’s his difference from Ric, Ric was always the centerpiece. Roman has off days, but he’s still there. His presence is so great, I’ve never seen anything like it.”
You can keep up with all your wrestling news right here on eWrestlingNews.com. Or, you can follow us over on our Twitter and Facebook pages.