Roman Reigns is the current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, he won the Universal Champion by defeating Braun Strowman at WWE Payback 2020. After winning Universal Title, Roman Reigns changed completely. Roman Reigns spent most of his career in WWE as babyface, Roman Reigns decided that there’s no good being babyface, so he transformed himself into a one of the most hated heel in WWE.
Paul Heyman recently was on WWE’s The Bump, where he talked about Roman Reigns completing three years as Universal Champion.
“Roman Reigns wanted to be the greatest of all time. Roman Reigns wanted to solidify his legacy. Roman Reigns knew that he had peaked as the big dog, and there was nowhere left for him to go. Four WrestleMania main events, multiple heavyweight championships. What more could Roman Reigns have pulled off? Then he realized there is more. There is a higher mountaintop. There is more greatness to pursue.
There is the claim that John Cena could be the greatest of all time. There is the claim that Bruno Sammartino was the greatest champion of all time. These were all goals that Roman Reigns said, ‘We’re gonna go after them one by one, and like snipers, we’re gonna pick them off.’ So that’s what ended up doing. So yes, when Roman Reigns went after the championship, I knew he was going to be reigning at least this long, if not far longer. I knew the legacy that we were going to create, and we’re just getting started around here.” (H/T: Fightful)