Roman Reigns cut an intense promo on the latest SmackDown episode as he briefly lost his composure and screamed at the audience to acknowledge him.
The commentary team highlighted the change in Reigns’ demeanor. Industry veteran Dutch Mantell also reacted to the visible character shift on this week’s Smack Talk.
The WWE Veteran was happy to see Roman’s heightened emotions. He felt that it was a way of showing how the reigning Universal champion was gradually losing control ahead of his WrestleMania 38 clash against Brock Lesnar.
“That was good. It was the first time we’ve really seen him show any emotion, and it got over because now I think he’s shown to some of us, now if he gets, they could say he is becoming unhinged. He is showing that the pressure is getting to him,” stated Dutch Mantell.
Dutch Mantell also pointed out that this was the first time he saw the Tribal Chief out of his comfort zone, exhibiting more ‘fire’ than before:
“Roman’s interview tonight, he got a little more emotional, a little more fired up. The crowd got fired up, and it’s the first time I’ve seen him that way, and I’m sure the crowd too, and he was good like that. He got out of that laidback, complacent mode that he’s usually in, and he showed some fire. People liked it. I liked it. It’s going in stages, so it’s good.”