Angle on Reigns: “Fans CARE about him”

May 13, 2018 - by Steve Gerweck

“The fans continue to respond to Roman… whether it’s a positive or negative response. Fans CARE about him. Whether he stays face or turns heel, he will always be ‘the guy’. He gets a huge response every time he comes out to the stage. It’s called popularity. And he’s really good.”

source: Kurt Angle’s Q&A

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12 Responses

  1. Tollefaan says:

    Well, of course if they’re the fans of the WWE they will care about who the golden boy is. That does not mean that they care about Reigns, though. Just another reason to quit watching the WWE.

  2. dave says:

    The backlash at Backlash suggests that fans are not even reaction anymore and apathy has set in. But why would Kurt say anything else in his position?

  3. JD Storm says:

    getting a response doesn’t always make a wrestler popular. X-Pac used to get reactions, which usually involved the fans heading to the concession stands.

  4. mth says:

    I would have agreed with him until I saw them walking out of Blacklash before the match was even over.

  5. Daniel says:

    And we’re all assuming they walked out because of Reigns? Me, personally, I’m absolutely sick of Brock Lesnar retaining the title. It’s boring and not creative at all. So much wonderful talent on Raw whether now or before this recent roster shakeup. So many potential champions and they keep the belt on boring Lesnar. It’s so annoying.

    Also, Kurt is absolutely correct. Even leaving half way through the match (assuming it was due to Reigns and not Lesnar) indicates people care about Reigns. They care enough to show their disgust. If they didn’t care, they’d just ignore him.

  6. Totally agreed Daniel, so many talents aren’t reaching that next level and are kind of stuck because of Brock still being champ. Lashley & Strowman are prime examples. I feel Lashley might be in a better spot if it wasn’t for Brock as champ, he just came back and all they do is put him in tag matches. The main event scene is thriving with great talent that could be good Universal Champion but we don’t get to see that.

  7. Tollefaan says:

    Why would people leave half way through the match because of Brock? He was not in the match

  8. Pisto75666 says:


    What position? Angle doesn’t have a championship. He’s not a (real) higher up in the company. He’s a pretend general manager. His opinion either way doesn’t affect anything.

  9. dave says:

    @Pisto75666 – the postion of being Raw GM, where he HAS to put over his own talent. It’s not rocket science. Whether you see him as pretend or not, the fans who “buy” into the product see him as an authority so what he says means something. Don’t be so naive, don’t be one of “those” marks.

    @Kyle, Backlash had nothing to do with Brock. IF AJ-Nak had ended the show, this wouldn’t be a discussion. Joe has faced Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire and the Arena didn’t empty. Fans say it was NY and nearly 11pm and they had to get home but that is BS, how many BIG shows, that went on longer were in NYC?

    The apathy has set in on Reigns and no fault of Kurt’s, he’s just towing the company line here..

  10. dave says:

    I rememeber MSG staying as late as possible for Mania XX. I don’t even dislike Reigns, the guy has just been booked as an affable babyface who stands for right and justice and it does not work, at all.

    Jesus, just team him with AOP and turn him heel and call the outfit, Empire of Pain…you’ve got a ready made heel and three guys who will benefit for life from it. Why is Reigns the answer when you have universally over guys like Rollins, Balor and Strowman. I’m struggling. Maybe we’re being played and the Reigns heel turn is already in motion, but against someone we’d be legit be pissed about. I don’t even know.

  11. Uncle Jasper says:

    Ha Ha….all you fools saying that you don’t care about Reigns, YET you still on this forum commentating about “Reigns”…..

    Just admit to yourself that you are a fan, and move on. Whether you want to say you like him or not, the fact that you here chatting about him pretty much means he is doing his job….causing fans to talk about him HA HA idiots.

  12. Uncle Jasper says:

    Cmon people….start cheering for Reigns, and THEN the WWE will turn him heel. Ha Ha

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