Jon Moxley and Roman Reigns may have been brothers in The Shield, but The Big Dog says he doesn’t agree with his former coworker’s views on WWE creative.
Reigns was interviewed by ESPN to promote his inclusion on the cover of WWE2K20 and the topic of Moxley, formerly Dean Ambrose, came up.
You might recall … Mox said during his interview on Talk is Jericho that he refused to say a certain line related to Roman’s illness, but wouldn’t reveal what it was.
When asked if he knew the answer, Roman said no.
“And that’s the thing. If you refuse to say it, you refuse to say it,” the WWE star added. “You didn’t say the stuff, and nothing happened. You didn’t get fired, so you don’t have to do any of that stuff. If you don’t really want to do it, you have to speak up for yourself. That’s the key to this business. That’s a bit contradictory in my mind right there. If you chose not to say that one thing, why can’t you choose to say another thing?”
Here’s what else he had to say about Moxley comments towards WWE creative:
“I’ll tell you straight-up: I disagree with what [Dean] Ambrose said about the creative process. I love the guy. I love him to death. He’s my brother. And wrestling ain’t gonna stop that. On a personal level, me and that dude can hang out, have a beer or two and just talk. And even when we don’t talk, that’s just our relationship.
When it comes down to it, creative-wise, that’s on you. Communication is communication. When you go in there and you talk to boss, you gotta let him know. He even made comments about the things I had to say, but that was in a different place. I was brand-new.
We’ve worked our asses off for Vince [McMahon] in this company, and he respects that, and he wants to know our opinions. You have to speak up for yourself. I’m in a position now where he listens to everything I have to say, what I’m feeling.
Early on, when you don’t have any equity, when you haven’t put in any time, you should do what the boss says. But once you earn that equity, once you got the keys to the car — which Ambrose was clearly in that position because all three of us [were] — you have to speak up for yourself and do what’s right for you.
Regardless, I love the dude, man. We came from the bottom and got to where we are now, and he’s a huge part of that. No type of business rivalry or any of that crap will ever affect the personal relationship I have with either Seth or Dean. We’re all gonna do our thing. We’re having fun. I’m enjoying where I’m at. I enjoy being with the WWE. I’ll never be anywhere else.”
Watch the trailer for WWE2k20 featuring Roman Reigns and Becky Lynch below.