Paul “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 CBSSports.com.
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.