Roman Reigns has seriously shaken up WWE since making his long-awaited return at SummerSlam.
The Big Dog is back, but with a new attitude. He's ruthless, aggressive and damn right nasty.
It's everything the fans have been desperate to see since his debut back in 2012.
Many felt Roman's 'good guy' gimmick was crammed down their throats, so this badass Samoan machine is a welcome change.
On this week's SmackDown, he'll defend his Universal Championship against Braun Strowman and those two have a lot of history.
'The Monster' won that belt back at WrestleMania 36, stepping in for Reigns when he away absent from WWE during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.
More recently, Strowman was involved in the triple threat match at Payback that saw Roman capture the Universal title and it was Braun, not 'The Fiend', that he pinned.
It seems there's still a bit of animosity between the pair too.
Speaking to SportsKeeda this week, Strowman claimed that 'he's not a fan' of Reigns' new attitude - and neither are many others in the locker room.
"I don't know where this attitude and smug chip on his shoulder [has come from] since he's come back," he said.
"I don't know if it's because he's got this parasite Paul Heyman in his ear, you know filling his head up full with all this c**p, and stuff like this.
"But you know, at the end of the day, I feel like he is carrying the Universal entitlement, just his attitude, his whole new attitude.
"I'm not really a fan of it, and I don't think too many of the guys are in the locker room."
Ahead of their championship match, Strowman has done really well to blur the lines between kayfabe and reality here.
It's well documented that Reigns is a locker room leader in WWE and commands great respect from his peers. It's highly unlikely that's changed recently, but Braun's comments have us wondering...
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