Roman Reigns Talks Shield vs. Wyatt Family, Chemsitry, Lack of Privacy From Total Divas

Josh Isenberg

Roman ReignsChad Dukes of CBS Radio in Washington, D.C. and recently interviewed Roman Reigns. Reigns, a member of The Shield, opened up about his partners, The Wyatt Family and The Total Divas cameras backstage. Here are some highlights from the interview. The rest of the interview can be heard here.

On The Shield vs. Wyatt Family potentially feuding and their interaction a few months ago:

“We kinda knew that type of situation would work out. We’ve had no TV time, no interaction with those guys, but all it took was a little bit of physicality, and a face off in the ring. And like you said, the magic, if you could feel it on TV, if you were in that arena, if you were in the O2 (Manchester’s arena), in the middle of it, it wasn’t like being in a hurricane where it was calm, I mean we were in the middle of it, and it was crazy. The crowd was awesome, and that’s an opportunity I think that’s still there.”

On the chemistry of The Shield:

“We work for each other, and I’m not trying to pick at them at all, maybe I am,  [laughs] throw a little wrench in their game, but it seems like they work for Bray. I think there’s a difference in the bond that we have and the bond that they have. Ours is 100% consensual, it wasn’t forced, we’re not drinking Kool-Aid, we’re not being coaxed into doing anything, we believe in something, and we go after it.”

If Total Divas cameras rolling backstage has been frustrating:

“I’ll literally be getting dressed or something, I turn the corner, and WHAM there’s the cameras. ‘Ah, they got me again.’ It’s like Where’s Waldo, you never know where they’re gonna be. And for me when I’m backstage, preparing, getting ready, it’s not something I wanna be bothered with. So sometimes you’ll just randomly hear guys cursing, like that’s gonna get them off of the show, like they can’t use that scene or something because, ‘there’s that guy, he’s just cussing in the background. A lot of guys just, they all just duck their heads and walk off. So that’s something that we deal with but that’s the world of entertainment.”

On the future of The Shield:

"I think as long as I’m in The Shield, no matter what I do if it’s in a team standpoint or individual standpoint, it’s all good for The Shield because it brings a spotlight to The Shield. No matter who’s doing good or whatever we’re doing, as long as we’re doing our thing and dominating it’s good for The Shield. If Dean, if he wins the IC and combines both of them, that’s awesome for The Shield. If me and Dean win the tag team titles, that’s awesome for The Shield. If I’m the WWE Heavyweight Championship holder, that’s awesome for The Shield.”

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