Jim Ross on Roman Reigns Heel Turn: ‘Fans are making too much of it’

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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer Jim Ross (JR) recently revealed his opinion on a Roman Reigns heel turn. The 65-year-old thinks that the fans are delving a lot more into whether Reigns is a hero or a villain than they should.

“I think many fans are making too much of it as to whether Reigns is a hero or a villain. You’re right, he elicits a reaction and Roman is a star, bottom line,” Ross said on the Q&A section of his website, JRsBarBQ.com.

“Reigns is a work in progress and I am not concerned whether he is a fan favorite or villain. I like his work and his TV persona will continue to evolve.”

Roman Reigns recently took down Braun Strowman in the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. Reigns put down the Monster Among Men with a series of Superman punches to the injured arm and vicious chair shots.

JR on WWE title scene

Ross also spoke on the current WWE title scene. The man from Fort Bragg, California likes the trend of stars being vocal about title shots, and he hopes it continues.

“A good thing that I see in the current WWE Title business is that several talents are being vocal about their desire to be WWE Champion. That is a storyline that should be a fixture more weeks than not on both RAW and SD Live. Why wouldn’t everyone the roster want to be their brand’s top champ?” Ross added.

Brock Lesnar is the current Universal Champion, but he’s not currently being featured on TV. However, that hasn’t stopped top stars like Finn Balor and Seth Rollin from talking about how they want a shot at the title.

Ross happy with Jinder Mahal’s push

The Universal Title and the WWE Championship have become hot topics on WWE programming as of late. Jinder Mahal’s push has a lot of people out there scratching their heads, as he went from a jobber to #1 contender basically overnight.

Mahal will get his chance to take the WWE Title from Randy Orton at Backlash in a few weeks, and Jim Ross praised the build for the upcoming title bout.

“Strong build continues for Jinder Mahal as he prepares to main event against Randy Orton for the WWE Title at Backlash. I am enjoying this build for multiple reasons not the least being that it is a new match with a solid story behind it. There is no reason that this match should not deliver in a big way when these two meet,” Ross mentioned.

Ross also expressed his opinion on who would win a fight between Brock Lesnar and Ken Shamrock in their prime. JR believes that the fight would have been incredible. However, Lesnar’s size advantage would have been hard for Ken to overcome.

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