Chuck Caroll sent this in.
Roman Reigns was my guest this week on The Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll. I asked him whether he had any ambitions of following his cousin “The Rock” to Hollywood.
It doesn’t look like that will be the case anytime soon.
“I’m willing to try anything and gain a little experience in anything,” he said. “Is it something that is a big goal of mine? I can’t say that it is right now because I’m so caught up in WWE. (I’m) trying to be the face of this company and the top guy and have the WWE World Championship.”
We also talked about Sting possibly wrestling in WWE. He’s all for it, but had a message for him.
“For his sake, if he steps in the ring, I hope he stays aways from me. I’m not the guy to run into these days,” he said. “I think it’s pretty cool just to be on the (SummerSlam) panel with him. Just to chat and BS a little bit with all those guys. It’s going to be a good time and anything can happen. But if he steps in the ring, he’s a seasoned veteran, he knows what he’s doing. But there’s a whole bunch of youngins on this roster that are hungry and we’re not trying to give any space for anybody else.”
I also asked him about his timetable for winning the WWE Title and critics who say a wrestler needs to have been around a while and paid his dues before getting the belt.
And after giving a chair shot to a cardboard cutout of LeBron James, he told me what NFL player he’d like to hit in real life.
Here’s everything we talked about:
* Concern when WWE told him they were breaking up The Shield
* Whether he’s surprised he’s come so far so fast
* Whether you need to be a veteran to be a champion
* Best match of his career
* Extra pressure of coming from a wrestling dynasty
* Breaking free of the family spotlight and make a name for himself
* Following The Rock into acting
* Sting in WWE
* What celebrity he’d like to hit with a chair
* Keeping up with a crazy schedule
The entire interview can be heard on CBS Los Angeles: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/08/15/roman-reigns-out-to-conquer-wwe-not-follow-cousin-the-rock/