Joshua Caudill passed along this interview that he conducted with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns for Crave Online. Below are a few highlights, you can check out the full interview by clicking here.
If he feels the pressure of being the face of WWE:
"I think there is pressure in anything we do in life. As a man, I feel pressure to provide and create a lifestyle and a future for my family. When it comes to representing the WWE, I don't like calling myself the 'face of WWE' because we have so many faces and so many superstars. We are a team, we're a roster and we're a locker room. It absolutely takes every man to make this ship sail. At the end of the day, all I can be is me. I'm not John Cena. In my 30 years, I've never been John Cena. I don't even think about becoming him. I just want to be. I want to be Roman Reigns. I want to do things my way. I think that's why I'm in the deep water with Vince McMahon and The Authority. I don't even think we're saying The Authority anymore. I think I busted that whole crew up. That's all I can be. It's just me representing myself and my family to the fullest."
Working with Vince McMahon:
"It's cool. It's totally different. It's totally different than being in there conversing with any other superstar or any 'bad guy.' He is probably going to be the best 'bad guy' of all-time. He's as good as it gets when it comes to being a jerk. It was an absolute pleasure just to be able to tell my grandkids, 'Yep. I Superman Punched Vince McMahon right in the face twice.' You can put that on my mantle."
If it's different being in the ring with Brock Lesnar compared to other wrestlers:
"No because for me I have a chemistry with about everyone that I'm in there with. It doesn't change but it's a little bit different if that makes sense. If I'm in there with Bray Wyatt, we have chemistry. If I'm in there with Big Show, we have chemistry. I feel a fighting style and the way I go out there and do my thing, mixes well with a lot of WWE Superstars and the way they do their thing. It's very simple [laughs] with the way me and Brock [Lesnar] do our battles. We hit really hard. He tries to throw me as far as he can and I'm trying to rip his face apart and break his ribs. It's a brutal contest anytime him and I step into the ring. As you saw last night, you didn't see any playing around. I went to the red button immediately and sometimes with him, you got to double-tap or triple that button. That's probably what you're going to see on Sunday."
Joshua Caudill contributed to this article.