Roman Reigns has commented on the recent news that Triple H has retired from in-ring competition. Ahead of WrestleMania 38, Reigns appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. When asked about the impact that Triple H has had on Reigns’ career, The Universal Champion said the following:
“H was very critical in this process, to guide me along,” Reigns said. “Before I met Vince [McMahon] and built a relationship with him, it was Triple H. He was the one down there in developmental, helping guide talent along. He’s the one who overlooked everything. Now the developmental is called NXT, which is great platform for us, and they have a big show themselves. Before that, they were called FCW, and the shows were held in a tiny warehouse. We were killing each other in front of 50 people for what felt like nothing at the time. But Triple H was huge in guiding me along.”
Roman Reigns has high praise for The Game, saying that Triple H was one of the key figures in the development of his character. Reigns would continue the praise for Triple H, stating how The King of Kings would always have The Tribal Chief’s back:
“In the early days, I was always the type asking for raises,” Reigns revealed. “Every few weeks, I’d be like, ‘can I get more money?’ And they’d say, ‘Yes, sure.’ But there was a point when they were like, ‘No.’ And then I was like, ‘can you ask Triple H?’ And the next morning, they tell me, ‘you got your raise. H has always hooked me up, he has always looked over me. Inside and out of the ring, he’s the best.”
Universal Champion Roman Reigns will be competing on night 2 of WrestleMania against WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. The match is being promoted as both a title unification match and “The biggest WrestleMania match of all time.”
H/t to Wrestling Inc. for the use of transcriptions.
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