Paul Heyman Says Aligning With Roman Reigns Was 8 Years In The Making: ‘We’re Just Beginning To Scratch The Surface’
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Paul Heyman says you ain’t seen nothin’ yet from Roman Reigns.
Heyman recently spoke with Ryan Satin for FOX Sports and talked about the relationship he has with Roman Reigns on WWE TV. Acting as the “Special Counsel” to the current WWE Universal Champion, Heyman says he didn’t even hesitate to link up with Reigns because it’s been a long time coming and it makes sense right now.
“First of all, this is something that has been in the works for 8 years. Roman Reigns debuted in WWE as part of The Shield. The Shield debuted in WWE to protect the title reign of CM Punk. And, I believe, it was 8 years ago almost to the day. So, this is something that has been in the works since that moment,” Heyman said. “The time was just never right to pull the trigger on aligning Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman. It’s something we’ve thought of, but never the right time to pull the trigger.”
“Then this year came, and it’s a year in which everything in the world changes on a day-to-day basis, and certainly WWE changed on a day-to-day basis. Brock Lesnar’s position changed. Paul Heyman’s position changed. Roman Reigns’ position changed,” Heyman said. “When that convergence of circumstances happened, and then this opportunity presented itself, it was just time.”
Satin also noted that in the past, fans wanted to push back against Reigns being the top guy but the reception is quite different this year. Heyman said he not only agrees with that assessment, but they are just scratching the surface of what they can do together.
“I agree, and I would caution your praise by saying you ain’t seen nothing yet. We’re just beginning to scratch the surface of what Roman Reigns is capable of presenting. He returned at the end of August. We’re now in the middle of October. We’re about six weeks into this. Imagine where we’ll be six weeks from now. Imagine where we’ll be six MONTHS from now,” Heyman said. “We’re just still setting the table for where we’re going to take this persona. We haven’t even broken out of the gate yet. Let alone coming out of the gate blasting. We haven’t even left the gate yet. We’re just dropping hints now as to how far, how progressive, how compelling we can make this persona.”