Roman Reigns commented about Seth Rollins as the new face of WWE in a new interview with SI.com. In it, he also addressed heat that Rollins gets on social media.
“There is a lot to being the face of WWE,” said Reigns. “It’s not only about being in the ring. It’s about how you represent, and that is a 24-7, 365 job. You’ve got to be on all the time for 52 weeks a year. But I’m telling you now, my brother is legit.”
“I was so proud of him and what he did at SummerSlam against Brock Lesnar,” said Reigns, who made magic—and grew close—with Rollins and AEW’s Jon Moxley (formerly Dean Ambrose) during their time together in The Shield. “He obviously had one of those weeks where the Twitter machine and the Internet went nuts on him, but he bounced back and answered the call.”
“Is he passionate?” asked Reigns. “God, yes. Is he blunt? Of course, that’s why I love him. He doesn’t sugarcoat, he’s very honest, and he is passionate, and he was born for professional wrestling.”
“Seth loves the WWE,” said Reigns. “That’s why some people misread some of the things he says or the ways he delivers it, but he does mean well. He’s a workhorse. Yeah, he’s a little live at the mouth sometimes, but he’s got a heart of gold, trust me.
“Whether he’s on Raw or SmackDown, the WWE is in good hands with him as champion.”