Roman Reigns comments on part-time performers, CM Punk

BT Sport has released Ariel Helwani’s interview with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns to promote his match with John Cena at SummerSlam.

BT Sport has released Ariel Helwani’s interview with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns to promote his match with John Cena at SummerSlam.

Reigns was asked about people such as CM Punk that complained about part-time performers in the past and how Reigns feels about John Cena returning for SummerSlam while he’s working full-time on the road with the company:

I think those statements are coming from bitter people, who possibly thought they were better than they really were. When it comes down to it, CM Punk was not as good or as over as a John Cena, wasn’t as good or as over and moved the needle as The Rock- it just was what it was.

From a full-time performer, I understand the frustration and wanting more but like I said before, you’ve got to take it. I’m a full-time performer but I’ve done everything it needs to be done to stay in this position (and) to be in this position, to continue to make the opportunity for myself, to be in the main event of a SummerSlam against a John Cena and if anyone comes along to push me out of that scenario, I’m going to fight like hell to keep the ground that I’ve made.

It’s one of those debatable, we can go back-and-forth, and we change our perspective of you’re one of those types of people that can see it with a different set of eyes. I really think that if more eyeballs are being brought to our product, and it depends who it is, but a guy like a John Cena who is starring in multiple movies this summer and when it comes down to it, earned the right and he’s at that portion of his career where he is a part-time performer. I’m not going to complain I’m just going to capitalize on him being here and everything he brings with that.

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