Roman Reigns was at the top of his game when he announced last year that he was going to be forced to leave the WWE to battle leukemia once again. Reigns was regarded as a locker room leader and one of the most popular Superstars backstage.
Reigns is reportedly on the road to recovery and doing well and we hope to see him in a WWE ring soon once again.
In this article, we take a look at the Superstars Roman Reigns is friends with backstage and those he possibly dislikes.
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#3 LIKES - Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns'' feud was one of the hottest things in WWE in 2017 and early 2018. However, despite what appeared as a blood feud on-screen between the two men, they are actually close friends in real life.
This was evident from the way Braun Strowman reacted backstage after Reigns announced that he was sick and would be taking a leave of absence from the WWE as well as dropping the WWE Universal Championship. Strowman was in tears as he hugged Roman Reigns backstage as was seen in footage released by the WWE.
#3 DISLIKES - Enzo Amore
It's common knowledge now that Roman Reigns didn't like former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore nor respect him and his antics. Enzo wasn't particularly popular among the rest of the WWE roster either.
Matters came to a head during one of WWE's European Tours. According to reports, Enzo was talking loudly on the phone while the Superstars were on the tour bus, showing little respect for his passengers. As one of the defacto locker room leaders, Reigns wasn't having any of it and he promptly had Amore kicked off the bus. The story was later confirmed during an interview.
#2 LIKES - Seth Rollins
We all know that Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins are both good friends now after their days in The Shield but that was not always the case. Reigns and Rollins didn't get along early on. When they first started running together, Rollins often cited his experience to have things done a certain way which ticked Reigns off and led to them logging heads on occasion.
However, since then, both men have become close friends and have a strong mutual respect for each other's work and their talents.
#2 DISLIKES - Randy Orton
To be completely fair, this entry is more on the lines of Randy Orton probably being someone Reigns used to dislike.
After The Shield split-up, the first step in Vince McMahon's plan to get Reigns over as the next big singles star was to have him feud with one of the top heels of the time, Randy Orton. However, according to reports at the time, Reigns was not happy with the matches they were having at Live Events with Reigns being noted as being unhappy at not being able to get more offense in.
#1 LIKES - Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have been close friends since they first started running together as The Shield after taking an instant liking towards each other. Ambrose often said that Reigns was his "road wife" because of the amount of time the duo spent with each other on the road.
Ambrose said the following about Roman Reigns having to leave the WWE:“I don’t know what to do with myself. Roman’s been my road wife, my best friend, for six years. He’s spent more time in a car with me than he has with his own kids the past six years.”
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#1 DISLIKES - CM Punk
CM Punk and Roman Reigns' issues with each other are pretty well known. When Punk left WWE, he publicly spoke about his problems with WWE's booking and how Vince McMahon made sure Reigns was protected.
Punk also took credit for coming up with the idea for The Shield. However, in an interview soon after this, Roman Reigns publicly denied Punk's claim that he had been the brainchild behind The Shield.