WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently spoke with Crimaz.com and discussed Roman Reigns. Below are a few highlights:

Reigns’ relation to The Rock hindering his popularity:
“I don’t pay a lot of attention to him talking on the mic but I think he’s okay. Fans look at Roman and they want him to sound like The Rock and that isn’t going to happen. The Rock didn’t become The Rock overnight either though. It took him a few years as well to nail down who he was and what he was about.”

Reigns having a bright future:
“It takes time for young talent to grow. It’s not just a name, they’ve got to build a brand. Fans have to become attached to the brand and that’s hard to do and it takes more than one or two years. Legends like Steve Austin didn’t just turn up and start talking like that either, it took him time as well. Roman [Reigns] has got so much talent that fans are going to have to be patient with him. It doesn’t happen overnight. If people are upset with Roman it’s not over a lack of talent. Fans are always going to have their opinion, but Roman has a fantastic future ahead of him.”