It seems as if the comparisons between John Cena and Roman Reigns weren’t completely off the mark.
While Reigns has a long way to go before he can be in the same bracket as the 15-time World Champion, they’re still two of the most polarising figures in the WWE today.
For years, Cena was booed by half of the audience while the other half cheered him. Now, it’s a different story. Cena is still booed, but there is definitely a grudging respect for him building up, and the same might be said for Reigns down the line if he keeps adding to his body of work.
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However, the similarities for Reigns don’t end there. Kevin Nash and Scott Hall were on the recent Legends with JBL episode, and Nash was asked about the similarities between his career and the career of Reigns so far.
And Diesel sees a strong similarity between the pair.
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He said: “I’ve lived through it. I went to the Royal Rumble in Providence and threw 11 guys out in a row, and they chanted ‘Diesel’ for the first time.
“And then, they go with you, and as soon as you’re anointed and they know that you’re the office’s choice, all bets are off because now you’re getting a push.”
Although Nash struggled in his first stint in WCW, he really came into his own when he was the enforcer for the biggest heel at the time in Shawn Michaels.
BOTH WERE OVER
That went up a notch when he ditched Vince McMahon to form the nWo in the rival company.
Reigns was massively over in The Shield, as he was set to be the breakout star once the group had disbanded. Nash believes he was booed because he got pushed, and his matches with some of the finest wrestlers weren’t that good, such as Bret Hart and Michaels.
It’s a different case with Reigns; he believes the fans are against him because he’s the chosen one, and pushed over the names fans want to see.
There are still distinct differences between the pair, though, Nash was actually a great talker on the microphone, while Reigns’ struggles on it have been well-documented.
It’s the complete opposite in the ring, though, while Nash wasn’t the best in-ring worker, Reigns has proven himself as a solid competitor, especially this year against the likes of Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins.
Do you see any similarities between Kevin Nash and Roman Reigns? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.