On a recent episode of his podcast The Arn Show, Arn Anderson gave his thoughts on Roman Reigns’ recent heel turn. Commenting that in his opinion Reigns should have been presented as a bad guy from the off.
“Well, I’ve said before that Roman should have been a heel from the first day The Shield were hired, or utilized, or whatever you want to say, by Hunter as his hit squad. He should have never been anything but that kick ass Samoan killing machine. That’s who he is and that’s how he’s going to get even better than he is right now, because he’s going to be allowed to be himself. And putting words in his mouth and having him be something that he’s not was a mistake with Roman.”
The WWE hall of famer also went on to praise the Tribal Chief’s pairing with Paul Heyman. Explaining at Heyman’s “unlikeable” factor will only add to Reigns’ new character.
“Paul Heyman is also a guy that even though a lot of people in the industry now– the curtains pulled back a little bit, and they respect him as far as his ability to cut a promo and get you revved up for the upcoming match. Paul has a lot of skills, and a lot of history, and a lot of knowledge, and he’s very unlikeable as well, and I think he will make it easier for Roman to be an unlikable figure.”
Roman Reigns recent work has drawn acclaim across the board, including from Triple H. The Universal Champion overcame Braun Strowman on SmackDown last Friday and is set to face Jey Uso in an “I Quit” Hell In A Cell match at the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view on Sunday.
You can watch the podcast in full above, with a h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.