Triple H addresses fan reactions to Roman Reigns

20160222_WM32-keyart_MATCH_TripleH_NEW_1920x1080--f2fe26ad884144186a50c79668701777Paul “Triple H” Levesque spoke with CBS Sports and was asked about the “mixed reaction” that Roman Reigns has been getting from WWE fans. “You know, the hardest thing in this business to do now is, as a character, to either make everyone love you or everyone hate you,” Levesque said with a laugh. “The world is a divided place in politics, in music and everything. Choices now, and people’s opinions, are front and center more than ever. The Internet makes that readily available to everybody. They know all of the machinations of everything and the behind-the-scenes of everything, you know.

“It used to be that the good guy was the guy that didn’t cheat, you know what I mean? It was just very simple. The world has changed. I think [Reigns has] done a phenomenal job. He’s, you know, from a behind-the-scenes standpoint, a great human being. I’m really happy for his success, as I am for all of them…

“The days of everybody loves the white knight and everybody hates the dark knight are gone. You’ve seen it for, what, the last 10 years with John Cena. I used to say to John all the time, ‘You’re the Red Sox and the Yankees in the same game. Half the place hates you, half the place loves you, but it’s full, so who cares?'” Read the full interview at

Powell’s POV: Reigns will be the New York Giants at the home of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The WrestleMania crowd is going to be tough. Of course, they were also tough on him last year going into his match with Brock Lesnar. The WrestleMania 31 crowd got caught up in the drama of the match and they never saw Reigns go over. The resentment seems to have grown with diehard fans since then and there’s a good chance those fans will see him win on Sunday, so obviously it’s going to be very interesting to see how they respond if he remains a babyface. Hunter also addressed his own WrestleMania history, a milestone he wasn’t aware that he had achieved, and had more to say about Reigns. Thanks to Dot Net reader Darius for passing along the interview.

Readers Comments (3)

  1. Nice to see that WWE is now just making excuses. Love to see what they come up with after they drive all their fans away.

  2. Hunters biggest compliment for Reigns was that he’s a great guy behind the scenes. I wonder if that’s almost an acknowledgment from him that Reigns is failing on screen, but it’s too late to turn back

  3. If Paramount Pictures hired former Football players with zero acting skills to fill their top roles (just because they look physically impressive) movie fans would be pissed off too. Roman’s push is about 2 things: repairations for WWE leading his family members to early deaths (Yoko and Umaga) and the fact that established stars demand higher salaries (why pay for Mustangs when you can sellout an arena with donkeys)… the sooner we stop paying to watch donkeys, the sooner our grievances will be addressed by WWE executives. #ChangeTheChannel

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