Roman Reigns has recently spoken about how he learnt to nullify the “What?” chants from WWE crowds.
Roman Reigns was the guest on the most recent edition of Logan Paul’s ‘Impaulsive’ podcast and spoke to the YouTuber about many aspects of his WWE career thus far.
The Tribal Chief discussed his early days in the business and learning how to perform as a WWE Superstar:
“I came in as an ex-failed football player who had to like go to a warehouse and figure it out. And then they brought us in as a group as The Shield early on. Then, you know, once I started finding those broad strokes, the basics, you know, of how to a) wrestle and then b) wrestle on television, you know, what I mean, and all those details that you’re learning that come with that.”
Reigns also spoke about his battle to win over the crowd following his split from The Shield:
“Then we split, and once we went on our own, that’s when it got hectic, because that’s when they, they were into me, then they saw Oh, they’re pushing him to the moon, they want this guy to be the guy, so they rebelled against me. And then there was a nice little gap of probably anywhere from two to four years of me, it was almost like a competition with me and the crowd to where it was like, I’m gonna earn this respect every single night.”
After a rocky start to his WWE career, Roman Reigns is now seen by many as the top guy in the company and is regarded as one of their most trusted performers, both in the ring and on the microphone.
The ‘Head Of The Table’ went on to explain to Logan Paul how he deals with the dreaded ‘What?’ chants when he is cutting a promo:
“Typically, when you’re talking, they’re gonna listen. But when you pause, they will get a reaction. But sometimes it’s not the reaction you want. Because what if they’re “what?”-ing you? Nobody likes the “what?” Right? So then you got to start playing with your cadence. And now you can cut their “whats” off and dictate the timing and what the chants are going to be.”
Roman Reigns is the current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion and most recently defended his title against Drew McIntyre at Clash At The Castle. He has now gone over 1000 days without being pinned in the company.
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