A possible Reigns-McGregor matchup is mentioned as part of an article about fantasy matchups on WWE.com.
Although McGregor would have the edge in the striking, speed and submission categories, Reigns would possess the size, strength and reach advantages. Those would (maybe) be enough for The Big Dog to keep The Notorious One down, but either way, it would be an event.
Reigns talks about McGregor’s recent comments about WWE wrestlers.
Well y’know for me it’s just a silly thing. We have nothing to do with him. My whole life, if he didn’t exist, it wouldn’t change anything with my world at all…The kid can fight, there’s no doubt about it, he’s a trained martial artist, but he runs his mouth a lot. And we come from a world now where everyone learns how to run their mouth before they can defend it. You can come up in my locker room if you want. Ain’t no tellin’ if you’re gonna leave.
Roman Reigns tweets in response to McGregor’s statements about WWE.
Reigns wins the 2015 WWE 30-Man Royal Rumble match with help from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, earning himself a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania. After the match, Reigns speaks about preparing to face WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.
Right now I’m going to take a moment to heal. I’m busted up, I’m bleeding everywhere. I need to go see the trainer, I need to heal up, and then I need to study some tape. I’m going against the beast, Brock Lesnar. That’s all that matters right now, WrestleMania. One goal: walk out there WWE World Heavyweight Champion. And you can believe that.
Reigns talks to WWE.com about his return to WWE after injury.
It was like the old riding a bike thing. I can still oil up my arms, hair conditioner in, got a bad-*** vest on, still able to lace up the boots. Everything felt really good.
Reigns makes a surprise return from injury at WWE TLC on pay-per-view. He runs through the crowd during Rollins’ tables match to stop the double assault by Rollins and Big Show. Reigns spears Show through a table and “Superman Punches” Rollins before exiting the ring.
WWE announces Reigns as the first official entrant in the 2015 Royal Rumble match that will be held at the pay-per-view of the same name. The event is being held on January 25th of 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. The announcement reads:
One Superstar has already thrown his name into the ring for the 2015 Royal Rumble Match — Roman Reigns, the runner-up in last year’s melee. The 2014 Slammy Award winner for Superstar of the Year put in an unbelievable performance last January, tossing a record-breaking 12 Superstars from the Rumble before being eliminated by the winner, Batista.
Reigns is named the 2014 Superstar of the Year on the December 8th special Slammy Awards edition of Monday Night RAW. Reigns is named the winner due to fan polling on WWE.com
Reigns talks to the Reno-Gazette Journal about The former Shield members and being compared to John Cena.
Last time I checked, I’m 6’3″ 265 pounds, which is bigger than John Cena. Last time I checked, my hair is long and jet black, and last time I checked John Cena’s isn’t. I’m way better looking and I’m way more athletic than he is so for anybody to compare me to him is completely asinine.
Reigns sits down with Crave Online to discuss his new ring gear and his family’s wrestling legacy.
As long as I don’t go crazy, its all me. What I’m wearing for Summer Slam, I’m pretty excited about. Its kind of the same template of vest. It’s just a different set up. Probably by Wrestlemania, I’ll debut a whole different type of vest. It’s really cool to have cool gear.
Reigns is injured during match with Kane. WWE says Reigns requires six staples on his forehead. There is no mention of a concussion.
We brought Roman Reigns back to the trainer’s room after he sustained a laceration to his forehead when his forehead hit the ring post, We cleaned him up real well and put in six staples to close the wound. He’s going to be cleared for Smackdown.
Reigns will face Randy Orton at Summerslam on August 17th. The pair has been feuding over WWE title shots the past few weeks, now the two will meet in the ring.
Cena retains the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Battleground by defeating Reigns, Orton and Kane in fatal four-way action. Cena pins Kane at eighteen minutes and forty-five seconds for the victory.
Cena obtains the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in an eight man ladder match at WWE Money in the Bank. Cena grabs the title hanging above the ring for the victory at twenty-six minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Reigns sits down with Sports Junkies to discuss WWE characters on television.
When people talk about the past time of wrestling and how the guys used to be and there’s all these little stories here and there. I like to think that we shine in that regard. We’re a different breed, the new guys coming up.
Reigns talks to PressofAtlanticCity.com about Hulk Hogan, The Shield and Wrestlemania.
We’re in the home stretch to WrestleMania, so there’s no time for games. There’s no playing around. Everyone’s trying to get themselves just completely polished before the biggest sports entertainment show on earth, so everybody is going to bring their A games.
Reigns talks to The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show about The Shield and how they well they work alongside each other.
We work for each other, and I’m not trying to pick at them at all, maybe I am, (laughs) throw a little wrench in their game, but it seems like they (The Wyatts) work for Bray. I think there’s a difference in the bond that we (The Shield) have and the bond that they have. Ours is 100 percent consensual, it wasn’t forced, we’re not drinking Kool-Aid, we’re not being coaxed into doing anything, we believe in something, and we go after it.
Reigns talks to Busted Open Radio about the Royal Rumble and beating CM Punk.
The match as far as me beating CM Punk that’s– that’s something everybody’s going to have to get used to. Me taking down a lot of the top superstars, on my own. As far as cracks in The Shield–you know I don’t see it as a “weak link” type thing.
Reigns talks to norfolknavyflagship.com about his blossoming wrestling career and growing up in wrestling.
Wrestling was always the first thing I wanted to do. My dad, my uncle, so many cousins, and my brother – I’m from a family where it seems like everybody’s doing it or has done it. It was my first love and first passion.
The Rhodes brothers retain the WWE World Tag Team Championships in triple threat tag team action against The Uso Brothers and The SHIELD. Cody picks up the pinfall victory on Rollins at fourteen minutes and forty seconds.
The SHIELD retain the WWE World Tag Team Championships by defeating the Prime Time Players at Night of Champions. Rollins picks up the pinfall victory on O’Neil at seven minutes and thirty seconds.
Van Dam defeats Ambrose via disqualification at Summerslam after interference from Reigns at thirteen minutes and forty-five seconds. Due to the terms of the loss, Ambrose retains the United States Championship.
The SHIELD retain the WWE World Tag Team Championships by defeating the Uso Brothers at Money in the Bank. Reigns picks up the pinfall victory on Jey at fourteen minutes and forty-seven seconds.
The SHIELD retain their WWE Tag Team Championships by defeating Bryan and Orton at Payback. Rollins picks up the pinfall victory over Bryan at twelve minutes and fourteen seconds.
Reigns wins WWE tag team titles alongside Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules pay-per-view. The pair defeats Team Hell No to obtain the championships.
You know, we have the Usos, we have the Prime Time Players, 3MB, you know … Tons of Funk, The Real Americans and it’s starting to go on and on. The Wyatts, for that fact. So I mean the teams are building up, but they’re all going to have to step their game up. I mean we’re sitting on this mountain, we have the high ground, if you’re going to come at us, you’re going to have to bring the big guns.
The SHIELD obtain the WWE World Tag Team Championships by defeating Team Hell No in tornado tag team action at Extreme Rules. Reigns picks up the pinfall victory over Bryan to claim the titles.
Reigns makes his WWE debut alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. The trio attacks Ryback during main event match-up. The trio names themselves “The Shield” and vows to rally against “injustice”.
Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose make their first appearance as The Shield at WWE Survivor Series by running in through the crowd to attack Ryback during the evening’s WWE Championship triple threat match. The trio put Ryback trough the announcer’s table with a set up powerbomb.
Reigns signs with WWE after failing to launch a successful football career.
When I was a kid, that’s all we ever talked about, that’s all everyone around me did, Once things slowed down with football and I finished up in Canada, I figured out that the passion to wrestle and be a WWE superstar was still there, so it kind of summed things up for me, really focused me on getting into the business and learning how to wrestle.
Reigns is born in Pensacola, Florida. He is the son of Sika Anoa’i of WWE fame. Reigns would grow up with a natural interest in professional wrestling due to his family’s heavy involvement in the sport.
It’s a responsibility (wrestling); I’m from such a prestigious lineage. Multiple WWE Hall of Famers are in my bloodline. It’s one thing to reach par, but I’m trying to hit hole-in-ones every single night.