Roman Reigns: I Never Wanted To Be The Good Guy When The Shield Broke Up, But You Just Have To Be The Good Soldier And Do What You’re Told

The Tribal Chief would have done things differently if he had a say.

The Shield was one of the most important groups when they made their debut in the WWE, they established themselves as the threat and won gold in under a year with the promotion’s main roster.

However, they had to branch out sooner, rather than later. Rollins would be the one to put the knife in his brothers backs before he went on to win the Money in the Bank and have one of the biggest moments at WrestleMania when he cashed in on Brock Lesnar and pinned Roman Reigns to win his first world title.

During a conversation on the A&E Biography: WWE Legends for Reigns. This is what the Tribal Chief had to say about the split and the journey he went through.

“I didn’t want to break up The Shield, and I damn sure didn’t want to be a good guy. That’s exactly what was happening. I was so young on the rise. It’s not like I had a nest egg built up. It’s not like I had a whole bunch of options that I can just say ‘No I’m not feeling this. This doesn’t feel good to me or I wouldn’t say this.’ It was so hard to do that when you don’t have that backup, when you don’t have that ‘fuck you’ money, and you can’t just stand on your art and your family is depending on you. Your livelihood is depending on you. You have to just be a good soldier and do what you’re told,” he said.

Rollins, Reigns, and Dean Ambrose (AEW’s Jon Moxley) all went on to win the World Championship in the WWE following the split of The Shield with Reigns headlining multiple main events at WrestleMania to this day.

h/t from Fightful.

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