Paul Heyman Reflects On Envisioning Roman Reigns’ Historic Reign

Paul Heyman Reflects On Envisioning Roman Reigns’ Historic Reign WWE

Paul Heyman has reflected on envisioning Roman Reigns’ historic reign.

On August 28, 2020, Roman Reigns defeated Braun Strowman and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt to win the Universal Championship at WWE Payback.

Reigns went on to defeat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 38 last year to hold both top prizes in the company.

Three years later, Reigns is now the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship and has held the title longer than anyone in the past three decades. Today marks the three year anniversary of this legendary reign for “The Tribal Chief.”

Speaking on the August 30 edition of WWE’s The Bump, Paul Heyman admitted that he always envisioned Roman Reigns would make history.

When asked whether he envisioned Reigns having such a remarkable title run back at Payback 2020, Heyman said, “Yes.” 

When asked if he thought Roman would have a three-year reign, Heyman replied:

“God, this like a deposition. Asked and answered. Yes, and I envision it three years from now, and three years after that, and three years after that.”

Heyman continued on to explain that Roman Reigns was looking to cement his legacy and this reign is him taking down milestones, saying:

“Roman Reigns wanted to be the greatest of all time. Roman Reigns wanted to solidify his legacy. Roman Reigns knew that he had peaked as the big dog, and there was nowhere left for him to go.”

“Four WrestleMania main events, multiple heavyweight championships. What more could Roman Reigns have pulled off? Then he realized there is more. There is a higher mountaintop. There is more greatness to pursue.”

“There is the claim that John Cena could be the greatest of all time. There is the claim that Bruno Sammartino was the greatest champion of all time.”

“These were all goals that Roman Reigns said, ‘We’re gonna go after them one by one, and like snipers, we’re gonna pick them off.’”

“So that’s what ended up doing. So yes, when Roman Reigns went after the championship, I knew he was going to be reigning at least this long, if not far longer. I knew the legacy that we were going to create, and we’re just getting started around here.”

Reigns last appeared on the August 11 edition of SmackDown following his win over Jey Uso in Tribal Combat at WWE SummerSlam 2023.

Paul Heyman is likely to be paying close attention to this Friday’s September 1 edition of SmackDown when Jimmy Uso will make his return to explain his betrayal of Jey at SummerSlam.

Transcription via Fightful

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