ROMAN REIGNS has decided John Cena does not make the cut when it came to naming his Mount Rushmore of WWE superstars.
The Big Dog is back with a bang on SmackDown following a five-month hiatus at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
After defeating his cousin Jey Uso at Clash of Champions, fans are now anxiously waiting to see what the next chapter in the Universal Title holder’s heel turn produces.
However, Reigns has recently been asked to take a look in the past during an appearance with Complex in the ‘Load Management’ episode of the podcast.
He was asked to pick his four greatest superstars of all-time on the Mount Rushmore of WWE.
And the legendary Leader of the Cenation was one of the big hitters to miss out.
Reigns said: “I guess I’m just gonna start with Taker, that’s like the easy one in my mind especially when it comes to overall.
“I think especially due to what his, you know, the way he’s just continued to do it- Dwayne [Johnson]- The Rock.
“And now we’re getting into a really tough zone because like you gotta do Steve I think.
“‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin because of what he stood for, transitioning the whole game and especially when it was nose-diving.
“He was, like for a couple of years all the marbles were on him.
“And then you know like, the environment of the audience was changing as well.
“The whole dynamic- the internet was still the old internet but people were being able to talk as far as being hardcore fans and stuff like that.”
After mentioning that both Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels were two of his favourites, he opted against picking either.
That left Reigns with one choice left to make – and it came down to between Cena and Hulk Hogan.
Reigns said: “The connection there was different and then it’s weird because I also that those two dudes in the same category- Hulk Hogan and John Cena.
“They’re very similar with the kind of characters they were and the audience they drew.
“I’m gonna go with Hogan then. John I mean, it’s tough. I don’t think anyone ever as a whole career has sold more merchandise than John Cena. But that’s just a true testament to Hulk Hogan.”
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