At the moment’s WWE may be very a lot totally different than it was through the Perspective Period. Varied issues about that point usually are not the identical now from scripted promos to the product being PG, 50-50 reserving and extra.
This was one thing that Roman Reigns spoke about whereas doing an interview with Sports activities Illustrated. He was requested whether or not he needs he might’ve been round through the Perspective Period when the WWE product was edgier.
“To be sincere, and that is gonna make some good headlines, however it will’ve been too simple. I really feel like [John] Cena mentioned it earlier than. It’s a problem to be PG. It’s a problem to not need to go a budget route. With the ability to shove all the pieces up everybody’s ass, to do this stuff, to only chug beers—and I’m not taking something means from the efficiency and the physicality of what they did and the tales they informed within the ring—these guys had been nice performers and nice in-ring wrestlers. However the character growth was simpler. If I might simply begin chugging bourbon and smoking cigars, think about what my character could possibly be. We might go even additional on this mob boss factor.
It’s tougher what we do now. It’s the details. That’s why the enterprise is greater. That’s why now we have a much bigger platform now. And that was all as a result of work accomplished earlier than us to get us so far, however on the identical time if we don’t do it the best way we do it now, it wouldn’t be that means. It was a special time.”
Reigns additionally talked about defending the Common Title in opposition to Kevin Owens in a Final Man Standing Match at Sunday’s Royal Rumble, his character, and extra. Take a look at the complete interview right here.