WWE Smackdown: The Undertaker has one of the most decorated legacies in WWE history. Whenever The Phenom heap praises someone, it means that the player surely has some potential. Recently, he sat down for an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso and heaped praises on the current Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.
“I am so proud of where he is”- The Undertaker!
WWE Smackdown: Roman Reigns is enjoying perhaps the best run of his professional wrestling career. He is the Universal Champion, Head of the Table, and the Tribal Chief. He, along with his cousin Jey Uso has been ruling the Blue Brand. Speaking about Roman’s current run, The Undertaker said,
“I’m so proud of where he is. “The night of Survivor Series [in November], I went up to Roman and Jey and said- ‘This is the most compelling story that we’ve done in a while.’ And where he’s been able to take it, it’s so good.” He added, “It’s not forced. Roman is hitting on all cylinders.”
The Deadman also praised Paul Heyman!
WWE Smackdown: Not only Roman Reigns, but The Deadman also praised his special counsel Paul Heyman for the work he has put up along with the Universal Champion. It should be noted that Taker and Heyman have a rich history together that goes back in time in WCW. Praising Heyman, The Undertaker said,
“Obviously, Paul Heyman is the perfect mouthpiece,” Taker said. “He’s there whenever it’s needed, and he adds so much. They work so well together.”
Taker and Reigns have had a solitary bout against each other at Wrestlemania 33. It was a no holds barred match that saw Reigns winning the high octane bout.
The Undertaker likes Roman’s heel persona!
WWE Smackdown: The Undertaker also went on to praise Roman’s current heel persona. He said,
“I think he is a great heel—coldhearted, calculated. There is a compelling backstory, and you still feel the tension when Roman appears. Like I said, I’m really proud of him. I wish I had the gas in the tank to work a program with him now. It would definitely be something special.”