WrestleMania 31 is now less than a week away (no, really, that was the go-home Raw last night), and it seems that everyone has an opinion about Roman Reigns and his inevitable ascent to the throne. That includes Dean Ambrose, who apparently rolled out on the wrong side of bed before his latest interview because the dude was not having any criticism of his old Shield buddy, and he had some pretty dismissive things to say about fans who aren’t into Reigns.
Here’s Ambrose explaining why boos and cheers don’t matter…
“To me on the whole, it’s funny. I was in the tin at the Royal Rumble when that was an issue, right in everybody’s face but at the same time is it really an issue because they’re making noise. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are going to fight at the MGM Grand finally. Which sound is the crowd going to be on? Who are the people going to be behind? Who cares? You’re not even thinking about it. You just want to see the product. Nobody’s considering who the fans are going to be behind in this match. Nobody cares. So to me, as long as their in to it and making noise, cheer for whoever you want. John Cena has been steadily booed in arenas for ten years. It doesn’t mean he’s any less popular. It just means sometimes people boo him because he’s that big of a star. The bigger of a star you are, the more backlash and hate you’re going to get. So, it’s not really that big of a deal to me.”
He’s right, boos and cheers won’t matter at Mayweather and Pacquiao, but boxing is also, y’know, an actual sport. WWE is a scripted action-adventure show, so people not knowing who the heroes and villains are is kind of a problem.
Ambrose then made his boss Triple H proud by going off on keyboard warriors who don’t know what they’re talking about…
“People love to discuss and dissect and people have no idea. People really don’t know anything about, not that they don’t know anything about wrestling, but, like, people don’t really know what they’re talking about. Anybody can have a — especially in today’s day and age with Twitter and all that crap — If you have a phone and an internet connection you can have a podcast and you can be like ‘oh, let’s discuss this controversy’. It makes it out to be more than it really is because I’m in the towns with him every single night and people cheer for him pretty much every single night. He’s a big freaking star who a lot of people love which means a lot of people are going to hate him too.”
How dare you, sir! Rest assured, I’m typing the rest of this article extra hard. Ultimately, Ambrose is just tired of the whole Reigns controversy because it doesn’t really matter what anybody thinks…
“To me, the whole ‘will the fan accept Roman Reigns?’. Well, they’re going to have to because he’s probably, if he wins the WWE Championship, well, then he’s going to be a big star and you’re going to tune in and watch him every single week and you can write whatever you want on your little blog or whatever. You’re going to watch him every single week on TV and you’re going to pay for the Network and you’re going to buy pay-per-views and buy tickets and you’re going to essentially pay his bills. To me, the whole will the fans accept Roman Reigns thing is, I’m pretty bored with that. It’s like creating a story out of…that night at the Rumble it was a story. It was a pretty wild scene, unexpected or not, whatever. To me, it was like, I’m not a fan of wrestling because I care what the crowd is doing. I want to watch the match. I want to see these two guys go at it. I want to see how it plays out.”
Well, Ambrose certainly knows the right things to say to endear him to management. Lunatic fringe? More like crazy like a fox.
via Sporting News