Roman Reigns made his College GameDay debut on Saturday afternoon, as the WWE Universal Champion was the show’s guest picker. Most of his picks went about how you would expect — he picked a few underdogs, picked against Utah because he lost to them when he was at Georgia Tech, and when it was time to pick TCU’s game against Ohio State, Reigns once again put off a heel turn and picked the Horned Frogs.
The coolest moment of his time on the GameDay set, though, came when Reigns and co. picked LSU’s game against Auburn. It should be a fantastic game, and Reigns sees LSU walking into Jordan Hare and taking down their Tiger brethren.
Why? Easy: Reigns knows the unofficial mayor of New Orleans, 2018 Warrior Award recipient and the personification of a ray of sunshine, Jarrius “J.J.” Robertson. He made it a point to shout out Robertson, and after the pick was submitted, J.J. showed some love to the champ on Twitter.
“I got a close friend in New Orleans who goes by the name JJ,” Reigns told the GameDay crew, per 247 Sports. “He pretty much runs Louisiana. I have to go with LSU. That’s for you, Jarrius.”
It’s going to be an absolute war, as both Tigers squads are fast, physical, and have aspirations of knocking Alabama off to win the SEC West. It’s no surprise who Robertson is pulling for, though, so we can probably assume that Reigns’ sentiment is shared by most of the WWE locker room.