You’d have thought that Roman Reigns would have been told not to mention or discuss AEW at all by this point, because all it’s doing it drawing further attention to the fact that it’s happening.
Reigns was speaking in an interview with sport1.de when he was asked whether he agreed with Seth Rollins, who recently called AEW potential competition.
“I think [Seth Rollins] is being generous in calling them a competition. I don’t want to get too deep into this […], I said it before: It’s an option and that’s great for professional wrestlers, pretty cool for fans. Before my family was WWE only, we’ve been a territorial family. You had to move, work with different promotions and territories.
“I’m always gonna be ‘pro pro-wrestler’, but at the end of the day: WWE is my home, it’s what I represent and we’re so far ahead. You can see it in other shows: It’s not easy to have a clean production, you have to have a lot of experience. Our talent is top-notch, we’ve got main eventers for day, but it also is our crew.
“They’re busting their asses all night to get the show running. There’s so many people that make this place work. When you see other people out there tryin’ to do it, you see the flaws and it makes you respect what we do even more. It’s easy to complain and to say this and this on paper, but when it’s time to go out there and actually do it: Nobody will do it like WWE. Period.”
When asked who is at the forefront in terms of the evolution of wrestling, Reigns unsurprisingly answered:
“I think we’re at the forefront. We have one of the strongest social media platforms in entertainment, if not the strongest. We’re right ahead, we’re living it, we’re trailblazing. They’re doing case studies on us, that’s where we’re at. It comes down to the little things, we do the little things proper, always making sure the little details are correct.
“I think that’s how we take things to the next level. We’re light years ahead when it comes to that. I have fans everywhere, all over the world and every single person in our locker room can say that. There’s nothing like us, we’re light years ahead.”