Roman Reigns On Negative Crowd Reactions, Wrestling Experience And His Family

WWE Superstar Roman Reigns recently spoke with Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com to help promote Sunday’s WrestleMania 32 the WWE World Heavyweight Title match against Triple H. Here are the following highlights below:

Q:How much different of a performer he is compared to this time last year:

“Well, I have a full year under my belt so I would think I’m a much more experienced performer. I’ve been in this type of situation before. Just coming back this year, and to be able to do all of these cool things again, to have these relationships, meet different people and have these partnerships like I have today with Snickers who is the presenting sponsor of WrestleMania. These are the great opportunities that WrestleMania brings.”

Q:If he thinks the reaction will be negative on Sunday:

“It will be probably both. I get a pretty good mixed reaction but whatever I’m doing, they seem to be pretty loud. So whether it’s cheers or boos, that’s what one thing I can typically count on. They’re going to be stirred up no matter what.”

Q: If his family will be there after getting upset at last year’s finish:

“Oh yeah. Actually, I have more family this year. All of my siblings and all of my nieces and nephews will be there. So we’re definitely going to be represented by numbers. It’s going to be a great event. Last year, it was rough. It wasn’t so much the outcome. As long as I’m healthy and I finish and everything’s fine and I’m able to walk out of there and still be a father, a son and a brother, then my family is happy. Last year, it was pretty brutal. It’s not easy to watch your son get thrown on his back a whole bunch of times by Brock Lesnar. He’s on his own level. It was pretty tough for my mom to watch that but we made it through.”

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Steve Austin On Switching To Craft Beer, The WWE Product And Donald Trump

– WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin spoke with Men’s Journal to help promote Broken Skull Challenge and more. Here are the following highlights:

Q: I wanted to talk about beer, of course, since you have the Broken Skull IPA. How did you get to that point? You were once known for chugging “Steveweisers” in the ring, and now you’re into craft beer:

“Way back in the day when I was doing WWE, we were going to come up with a Stone Cold beer. We were pretty far into the project and it imploded, so all these years later, I’ve always wanted to come out with my own beer. I drank light beer for 30 years of my life. It’s good. I’ve got no problems with it, but I started drinking the craft beer because I [wanted to] try some of these things that I’ve been seeing laying around the store and experience what the craft beer movement is all about.”

In the wrestling world, you had WWE, WCW, and smaller promotions that were like the independents. I look at it as craft beer being the independent beer makers. It’s the indie scene. You could be as little as you want or as big as you want. I started drinking these beers, started off with the pale ales, and then graduated to the IPAs, and that’s just what really resonated with me: the hops.

We went down to Texas to look for some breweries because that’s where I’m from, but everyone was at capacity or had their own plan going on. So we hooked up with El Segundo Brewing Company, which is just right down the road from where I live. We went in there and had a meeting with Rob Croxall, the owner and founder. We talked about doing a collaboration thing. I liked him. He liked me. I said, “Hey, let’s do this project. Let’s come up with an IPA.”

He concocted this formula. He presented it to me. We went down and we brewed that batch of beer — I poured all the ingredients in — and a month later I came back and we tasted the beer. I was real nervous when we were about to drink this beer because we’re trying to come up with a really, really good IPA that I’m going to put my name on. Who knows how long it’s going to take to do this? We’re sitting at the bar, and he pours us both a glass. I hesitated for about five or six seconds and I said, “That’s a good fuckin’ beer.” I took another swig. I had to confirm what I’d just tasted: “Man, that’s a good fuckin’ beer.”

Q: Do you still watch the current product? You mention it sometimes on your podcast:

“I try to. They made a three-hour Raw, but two hours is about my time limit. I ain’t got that kind of attention span. The roster has been decimated with injuries. the temperature of the product has changed. I like pure pro-wrestling, when it’s serious in its orientation and presentation — like it’s a legit sport with Jim Ross calling the action. Sometimes they kind of make it a little more lighthearted and too sugarcoated for me.

It also just felt more spontaneous back in the day. With the Monday Night Wars, it was almost a pay-per-view every single Monday between the two factions because they were trying to throw everything but the kitchen sink to win the ratings war. Even if you take the Monday Night Wars out of it and just look at the product, it was presented as UFC is presented, except as professional wrestling. I thought the in-ring work was a little better. I think today’s generation are better athletes, but I think the work inside the ring was a little better at the time. Specifically, it was better in the mid-’80s when Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, the Four Horsemen, and all those guys were in their prime. That’s the era that I enjoyed so much. If I think of pro-wrestling, of that gold belt? It’s real to me.”

Q: Recently, that clip of you performing the Stone Cold Stunner on Donald Trump has been making the rounds on the Internet. Did you ever think he would end up a presidential candidate?

“Oh, hell no! I’ll say this: I showed up in Detroit for that, and Vince had talked to me a little bit earlier in the day and said “Hey, I’m going to go see if Donald will take a Stone Cold Stunner.” I was right there when he asked him. He goes, “Hey, Donald, I was wondering if in the end, do you mind taking Steve’s finisher?” We had to explain to him what a Stone Cold Stunner was, and Donald’s right-hand guy — I don’t remember his name, but everybody that high up has a right-hand guy or a posse or whatever — was giving him a million reasons why not to take the stunner, and what could go wrong, [how] it’s not going to look good. Donald and Vince had a relationship — I believe they’re friends — and Donald said, “Sure Vince, I’ll take it.” I briefly explained to him in literally five seconds how to take it. We went to the ring, we did the match, and at the end we did the Stunner, and it wasn’t the greatest Stunner in the world, but I give Donald Trump a lot of credit and respect for doing something like that that he didn’t have to do. But to answer your question: I had no idea back then so many years ago that he would be a candidate to be President of the United States.

How do you come up with the obstacles in the series? Some of the challenges, it seems like you look around a room and think, “OK, there is some velcro. What can I do with that? How can I make someone struggle?”

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Jake Roberts Says The WWE Is Holding Back Bray Wyatt

WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts recently spoke with Ring Rust Radio about a variety of topics including Bray Wyatt’s potential, WWE needing Daniel Bryan and more. here are the highlights below:

On who’s excelling both in the ring and on the mic:

“Bray Wyatt; he definitely gets it done,” Roberts answered. “I think they’re holding him down. I think he could do a lot more, and I would like to see them turn him loose, but I don’t think they’re going to. He would be something hard for WWE to ram something down his chute because his character is so strong. So they keep him beaten down and I think it’s a shame because he is very unique.”

On why Wyatt won’t be a top heel:

“He will never be a top heel because people are infatuated by him. Just like the way they were with me,” Roberts said. “Whenever I wrestled Hogan they cheered me, with Savage it was split. People are funny man. When you’re doing your job really well, and you’re different and unique and you have this edge, that’s very special. People dig that, they respect that and they want to be with that. If they are scared of your character like they were of me and Bray, they want to be on the winning team, so they will want to cheer for you regardless.”

On the WWE desperately needing Daniel Bryan:

“As far as Bryan goes, that’s a huge loss and I hate to hear that. WWE needs him desperately,” Roberts said. “I’m very proud of him that he is smart enough to get out after being injured. Most of us weren’t. As far as concussions for myself, I went and did all the tests because I am having issues. We did all the tests and stuff and it did not come out good. It come out there’s some spots on my brain that don’t look good and shouldn’t be there. It came down to how many concussions do I think I had, and I thought I had maybe two or three year. It’s a very low number when really I think it was more like eight or ten. So let’s say two or three, but I wrestled for 40 years, that’s 120 now. So I am going to have problems, and I’m already having problems.”

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WWE Reportedly Uncertain About Braun Strowman’s Future

– According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is getting cold feet after months of planning to push Strowman. Additionally, there was apparently concern within management after his match with Dean Ambrose at the recent RAW show in Philadelphia.

As noted, Strowman was once considered a lock to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32, but WWE is now reportedly exploring alternative scenarios.

Previous plans called for Strowman to win the battle royal and then face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.

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This Week’s WWE Total Divas Rating Is In – Details Inside

Tuesday night’s episode of Total Divas on E! slipped back in both ratings and viewers. The episode brought in just 563,000 viewers and a 0.26 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, down 15% and 16% from last week’s 663,000 and 0.31 rating. The viewership was a new low for the series, although the demo rating was still higher than the 0.25 that the show drew on March 8th. The drop put an end to a two-week growth period for the show.

Total Divas ranked #34 for the night among cable originals.

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This Week’s TNA iMPACT! Rating Is In – Details Inside

TNA iMPACT! saw a slight decline in viewers this week, while the rating stayed steady. Tuesday night’s episode brought in 312,000 viewers and a 0.1 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, down 6% and even with last week’s 331,000 and 0.1 demo rating. The viewership was still up from the 307,000 viewers that tuned in two weeks ago.

iMPACT! ranked at #113 among cable originals for the night.

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HHH/Steph. Take WWE’s Private Jet To Dallas (Pic), WWE Re-Branding Divas Division?

– According to reports, WWE is reportedly re-branding the Divas division. The official announcement is scheduled for Monday’s RAW. A new WWE Women’s Championship belt has already been commissioned, and it will be similar to the main WWE Title, but smaller.

Triple H posted the following on Twitter yesterday…

Headed to Dallas… #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/280RkuLHyL

— Triple H (@TripleH) March 30, 2016

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PHOTOS: Two Of WWE’s Real-Life Couples At Six Flags In Dallas, TX

Here are Stardust, Eden, Zack Ryder, Emma and new WWE signee Cathy Kelley hanging out at Six Flags in Dallas, TX yesterday…

So how nervous are @StardustWWE and @RealEdenWWE to ride Titan at @SixFlagsOverTX…. #WrestleManiahttps://t.co/tubPiKswaa

— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) March 30, 2016

.@SixFlagsOverTX…. LET’S DO THIS! @EmmaWWE @ZackRyder @StardustWWE @RealEdenWWE @catherinekelley pic.twitter.com/62NjRXVXFl

— WWE (@WWE) March 30, 2016

.@StardustWWE has arrived to the Hall of Justice! @sixflagsoverTX #WrestleManiahttps://t.co/FQWM3PWcBA

— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) March 30, 2016

your boy FINALLY got the invite. . .@WrestleMania @SixFlagsOverTX pic.twitter.com/wBdhu1ENgX

— Stardust (@StardustWWE) March 30, 2016

Meanwhile

apparently I was NOT invited. . .damn you @stephenamell @DCComics pic.twitter.com/t86FHnisjy

— Stardust (@StardustWWE) March 30, 2016

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The Updated WrestleMania 32 Lineup – Andre Battle Royal Back To Main Card?

Here is the updated card for WrestleMania 32. The site reports that there will be three kickoff matches, and that the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal has been moved back to the main card…

* KICKOFF MATCH: Natalya, Paige, Alicia Fox, Eva Marie and Brie Bella vs. Lana, Tamina, Naomi, Emma and Summer Rae
* KICKOFF MATCH: The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz
* KICKOFF MATCH: – WWE United States Title: Champion Kalisto vs. Ryback

* Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
* New Day vs. The League of Nations
* Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles
* WWE Divas Title Match: Champion Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch
* WWE Intercontinental Title Ladder Match: Champion Kevin Owens vs. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. Stardust vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara
* No Holds Barred Street Fight: Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose
* Hell in the Cell Match – Undertaker’s Career On the Line: Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon
* WWE World Heavyweight Title Match: Champion Triple H vs. Roman Reigns

Please be sure to join us starting at 5PM ET on Sunday for our live coverage of the show.

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