Roman Reigns was a guest on Inside The Ropes where he spoke about his match against The Undertaker and not being either a face or a heel.

On having the opportunity to face ‘The Phenom’ at ‘WrestleMania 33‘ earlier this year:

“It was a great honor. We have a whole new generation here. We have a young generation of talent coming up and it’s going to get to a point one day where there’s only a handful of us that can say yeah, I’ve been in the ring with John Cena, I’ve been in the ring with Randy Orton, I’ve been in the ring with the Undertaker, with Shawn Michaels, with Kurt Angle, with Triple H. There’s a lot of young guys who are never going to have that experience and are never going to have that opportunity to learn from being out there with guys like that.”

On what it felt like to grace the ring with one of the best in the business:

“Being in the ring with the Undertaker, I was able to feel that respect for the business from him. I was able to feel that responsibility and also to see that weight lifted off of him. That was one thing that was really neat, but it was semi-concerning. The times that I’ve wrestled these legends, these guys who have plugged in all this time, you could see a sense of relief on their faces after the match. They could finally take a breath for once. And for me, I know that’s quite the responsibility.”

On feeding off the crowd the night after:

“I like to feed off of whatever they give me. Each night I look at it like I’m dealt a new hand of cards and I’m going to play them the way I play them.”

“I don’t say it much anymore but it still holds true: I’m not a good guy, I’m not a bad guy. I’m the guy,” he says. “That’s why I think I’ve progressed so fast and become a veteran in the ring, because I’ve heard all of these reactions, I’ve had to learn from them night in and night out. It’s not just at WrestleMania or Summer Slam or at these big pay-per-views; it’s in the smaller towns in front of 2,000, 3,000, 4,000 opposed to 101,000 people.”

On wanting to have the same admiration as The Undertaker:

“He’s allowed himself the opportunity to take the ball and run with it, and garner all of that attention and all of that respect, and have people appreciate that. I just hope I can one day be on that level.”

With H/T to WrestlingInc for the transcription.

If you would like to hear the audio version of the comments Reigns makes, we highly suggest you give the following video a listen.

Roman Reigns shoots on Undertaker WrestleMania match & IF he wants to turn Heel

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