Roman Reigns’ Tribal Chief ceremony draws out Jey Uso and AJ Styles: SmackDown 2020

Roman Reigns’ Tribal Chief ceremony draws out Jey Uso and AJ Styles - SmackDown 2020


Since her surprise return at SummerSlam, Roman Reigns has been one of the consistent highlights of all WWE shows. From his catchy commercials to a unique storyline involving his cousin, Jey Uso, Reigns is performing better than ever in his already impressive career.

Reigns was pushed aside at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a product of an enlarged spleen that made leukemia survivors unsafe to compete in an uncertain environment. As Reigns told CBS Sports, being forced to sit out in tough times for the company and their performers is a double-edged sword.

“You know, it was tough, but I tried to focus on the things I could control and how much time I spent with my family,” says Reigns. “For a long time – and I think perhaps the reason people see me as the locker room manager is the dedication to my profession and to the performance and to our dressing room and there for the that person, not just where I my character but actually there in the dressing room and able to reach and overcome difficulties with those people I think I can Earn respect when they see how I move myself and how I operate every day and the output that I put in. However, for me, it’s on the negative side because, yes, I want to be there and want to help the team and help with the product, but it’s also great to be able to help my family and be there for my kids and my wife and create a bit of a solid foundation and structure in times this crazy.

“For me to stay at home when things are wondering and it’s scary to just go to the grocery store, I think it’s something important for my family to see that Mom and Dad are do this together and they are leading this and taking it to happen.But I won’t lie, there’s something very satisfying about going to work and doing your high level job and earning Luckily, the work that I have done in the past and up to that point has forged such a fair good relationship with WWE that nothing has changed. I am still fortunate enough to receive my salary and take care of my family We are in a very fortunate situation to be able to stay at home and still operate as a household and family. but there is security and food on the table. ”

The Reigns comeback saw “The Big Dog” become “The Tribal Chief”, shifting from its longtime status as one of the company’s top faces to its leading heel role. . Reigns has paired up with supporter Paul Heyman and made it clear that he has been back into action regardless of how much he is perceived to have regained the global championship.

He then brutally attacked Uso and started a show with a focus on his “top of the table” position for their family. The character change has breathed new life into Reigns’ career.

“I definitely think a lot of the things we show are very realistic,” Reigns said of the idea. “A lot of people want to say, ‘Oh, he’s a heel.’ And, “Oh, he’s a newborn”, like this and that. I try not to look at it that way. I try to look at it because this is a character in a plot and he has the same choices as anyone else. Some of his picks will be considered good, some of them will be considered bad and some of them people won’t understand because they won’t understand where he came from. It could be because they’re not in the same field or on the same level, like how I told my cousin he wouldn’t understand what it is like to be on the top. I say it with love and respect, but he’s a guy with a tag. He has never been active at the peak. He was never a WWE champion, he was never a global champion. I have … many times. I understand the job and what is required to maintain it, not only to get there, but to maintain it. I think there are a lot of things right and I think it’s important that performers connect with the characters they portray. There must be nuances of a real person in it. But, like you’ve heard every superstar since Bruno Sammartino say, you have to be able to bring that to 11 or 12.

“I took these qualities and practical experiences and put them into a plot. That was able to connect with our audience in a really great way because they saw me mature and they have seen my path and they ‘I’ve seen me operate on the top floor of this WWE for a long time.For me to really feel and explain its dimensions, I think they dug deep into that and the feeling that the fourth wall is slowly falling down.For me, this is Roman. He’s not Joe. I can connect with everything I’m doing now stronger whatever I did before. ”

His feud with Uso is fueled by pure affection, with Uso wanting to prove that he can serve the same role as the Reigns as a supplier to their extended family. Reigns made the exception of Uso’s belief that he could elevate himself from being a card specialist to someone on par with a universal champion.

That built into a match at Clash of Champions PPV that recently saw Jimmy Uso stoned as the Reigns repeatedly tortured Jey, asking him to be recognized as the Head of the tribe. Reigns, unsatisfied with the victory after Jey disapproved of him, posed a challenge for Hell in a Cell’s upcoming view payout, where the two would meet inside Cell during a match. I Quit.

Reigns credited Uso for making his transition back to active smooth while also noting that there is a special kind of nerve that comes with working – and trying to improve. – a family member.

“Roman would say it’s an island of relevance. How powerful is that character, and if we could take someone like my cousin who was once half of the best card team in my generation and uplifting him and bringing him in the spotlight from … just 15 minutes ago, I was talking about him on the ESPN First Take. That didn’t happen before. I put him in a position where all eyes are on him.

“But, if I speak to you as Joe, I am very proud of him. There is a strange energy to worry about. I’m not just worried about myself, but I’m worried. that he will be able to deliver the goods, that he will deliver that, ‘Who are you?’ Line. For me, these are crucial moments for him to continue to witness that development, to gain that push. If he doesn’t answer the call, if he doesn’t Step onto the plate and beat it to the park the way he was doing, this is not going to happen.I am really proud and feel so happy to be able to show our family and bloodlines and know that our dad could see and find that our storyline was the coolest in WWE and the main WWE event – I’m really proud of that. Back, you have to get back to the bike and feel I don’t think there is anyone I have ever been more comfortable with.

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