WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was a guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. When asked to comment on Triple H’s retirement, Reigns thanked The King Of Kings for always having his back.
“H was very critical in this process, to guide me along. 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,” said Roman.
When asked if Triple H remains faith in his own strength, Reigns tells the story of his early years in WWE.
“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.”
Reigns also promoted his match against Brock Lesnar this Sunday at WrestleMania 38, as seen in the video below. Reigns emphasized that “it’s time to close this [Lesnar] chapter and move on.”
“I’ve been on the run of a lifetime, I’ve solidified myself as the greatest modern day champion in WWE,” Reigns said. “For me to get past this chapter of Brock Lesnar, I think it puts me on a playing field, on a level that no one else can touch.”
Roman reigns will face Brock Lesnar in “The Biggest match In WrestleMania History”. Roman will put his Universal championship on the line whereas Brock Lesnar will put his WWE Championship on the line in the same match. The winner will take both the titles and also the match will be for the Title Unification. WWE may come out with the new design for the title on WrestleMania 38 event or after the event. WWE Raw will likely have a new World championship as reported by the pro wrestling analysts.