Roman Reigns appeared on Complex’s Load Management podcast to discuss a wide range of topics. This included his thoughts on his match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania. ‘The Tribal Chief’ said:
“As far as the match. I’m not going to put it up there as some of my best work.” However, he also took away some a lot of positives from the experience of working with ‘The Deadman’, “There were a lot of different things I was able to learn, and a lot of different nuances and details that I was able to catch onto of his, and be able to make my own in different ways. I definitely think it was crucial for me to be able to share the ring with him and go through a WrestleMania with him. I definitely feel like I got better from learning from that experience.”
‘The Big Dog’ went on to discuss potential matches going forward.
“If I’m asked to build new stars, we need to build my character up a lot more, and that way we can really start diving in to building the future. I’m open to building up the mountain and letting the future climb it. If we just want to create headlines and build really good TV, I’m into anybody who can garner that attention. Whether it’s someone like Dwayne, if there’s anyone to do it and anyone he would feel comfortable with in the ring and have the proper build-up who can rise to that occasion, there’s no doubt in my mind that I’m the guy. We’re definitely gonna have to crack a lot of eggs on the way to the omelette. That’s just good TV. Going forward and building a really dominant bad guy like myself and here comes the astronomical superstar. You have to really build it.”
This comes after The Rock himself said that he would potentially return for a match with Reigns.
The conversation then turned to the possibility of wrestling CM Punk.
“All the way from someone as big as The Rock to someone like a CM Punk. Someone who really hits home with our home audience, our hardcore fans. If you’ve watched wrestling for the last 10-15 years and it’s in your blood, you probably have some kind of feelings about that guy. I know I do. Just by doing one of these things, he made my job a lot harder 5-10 years ago. If it’s something the fans can get behind and sink their teeth into the product and dive into the creative with us, I’m willing to do it. I don’t like the guy, I don’t know many people that do, but I’m willing to put business first and make good content. He’d probably need to be slapped around a few times in order to get his mind right. If the fans are going to like it, most likely I’m going to do it.”
Punk left WWE on bad terms in 2014, but has since worked on Fox’s WWE Backstage. While he is under contract with Fox and not WWE, it has still led to speculation of an in-ring return. However, Punk has repeatedly ruled this out.