Roman Reigns may be set to be the next big thing in WWE, but it wasn't always that way.
Reigns' professional wrestling career kicked off back in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), the WWE's then-developmental territory before morphing into NXT, where he was taught the ropes of the industry. Reigns trained alongside his cousins, Jimmy and Jay Uso, who have gone on to be multiple time Tag Team Champions. "The Big Dog" often worked with his cousins to better himself, and it paid off to say the least as he is on the verge of becoming the next big mega-star of the WWE franchise.
After defeating the now-former WWE frontman, John Cena, in their No Mercy pay-per-view (PPV) clash this past weekend, Reigns is the prime candidate to take on Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title down the road.
Reigns and Lesnar are the only two men to have ever defeated The Undertaker in WrestleMania competition, which means the pair are destined to meet one-on-one at "The Show Of Shows" to determine who's 'yard' the WWE ring really is.
While Reigns may seem as one of the toughest Superstars on the roster today, he did have an emotional breakdown at one point on his road to the WWE roster. "The Big Dog" recently joined the In This Corner podcast to discuss his WWE career, and revealed that his cousin, Jay Uso, got to him with something he said (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"The real time that I've honestly cried was a late night with my cousin, Jey. And I was still in developmental and he was up on the road. He had taken me out and at this point I had no money. He was kind of helping me out.
"He was the one that bought the dinner for us and everything. And we were just sitting there talking and stuff and he was just kind of laying it out there."
Reigns recalled, "I was so green and he was trying to get me to think on my feet. Do you know what I mean?
"And then, he may have said something that irritated me and the whole situation because I knew I wasn't ready and I didn't know what to do and it was so frustrating and I want to be the best. I want to be the absolute greatest to ever do this and I had that mindset since day one."
What are your thoughts on one of the Usos making Reigns cry back in his developmental days? Was Uso a little too harsh on him? Do you think Reigns is the next big thing in WWE? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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