WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page has drawn comparisons between Tribal Chief Roman Reigns and Jake “the Snake” Roberts.
Roberts is currently signed to AEW, where he mostly acts in a managerial capacity to in-ring talent, namely Lance Archer. During his wrestling career though, the Snake was famous for his unique style of promos that captivated the fans.
Speaking on his DDP Snake Pit podcast, Page said that Reigns’ promo style reminds him of that made famous by Jake Roberts
“And to me, they are their own thing. Again, this is something that is hard to do. You know, once especially The Four Horsemen had their thing, and the NWO had their things. So everything will be compared to that, but this is different. And I was sort of bummed Jake wasn’t here today, because I wanted to talk about this.
“When you listen to Roman talk he has, it’s his own thing, but it’s kind of reminiscent of Jake a little bit. Where you don’t ever hear Roman yell. You don’t hear him like, he will tune it up, but he keeps that composure that Jake could do.
“You know, and it’s different. And the way he’s doing it, like I listened to him and I watch him. Like man, he is the man. And that’s why Drew didn’t beat him. Because he wasn’t ready to walk away.
“He might have less dates or whatever, but he didn’t want to have to do anything. He’s in that spot. And I love Paul E there. You know, love Heyman because he plays his part. You talk about knowing your role, every one of those guys knows their role.
“You know, it cracked me up and again, bringing out the Original Bro, bringing out Riddle. I was like, Oh, this is going so good. I was afraid it was going to screw it up, but it didn’t. Because as soon as Sami got involved with that. Like that whole thing. That was really, really well done.”
Roberts never captured a championship during his wrestling career, but that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of WWE.
Roberts and DDP notably spent a lot of time together during Roberts’ recovery from his addictions.
Reigns will defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Logan Paul at WWE Crown Jewel on November 5. He is set to make his return to SmackDown on the October 28 episode of the show ahead of the match with Paul in Saudi Arabia.
Transcription courtesy of ITRWrestling.
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