During a recent edition of The Steve Austin Show on PodcastOne, WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin discussed whether the WWE should turn Roman Reigns heel when the topic came up, with Austin saying that Reigns should not be turned heel for the sake of it and that if it happens, it should be done organically.

“I think you keep him on the road that he’s on and you don’t turn him heel just for the sake of turning him heel to make the fans happy because you’re not pushing him anymore because if you’re going to turn him heel, you’re going to push him even harder. Then, if you were tired of him to begin with because he was overpushed to begin with, in your opinion, then you’re not going to like him as a heel either. So if he keeps going down the road in the fashion that he is, but then turns, in an organic fashion, heel, when the time is right, or just stays down the road, the kid is going to be just fine. He still has things to learn in the ring. He still has to work at getting to the top level, but he’s a top guy, in my opinion.”

Austin then compared Roman Reigns’ mixed crowd reaction to that of John Cena’s and argued that Roman Reigns has the confidence to take the boos from the crowd in his stride.

“Look at John Cena. Now, he’s been on top for over 10 years and has had a wrestling career that is absolutely phenomenal, but he still sometimes has those divided chants. But, nonetheless, there’s electricity in the air and everybody is engaged. And he has been able to have such a strong mindset to not get in his head and mess with him. That’s the confidence of John Cena. I think that Roman Reigns has the same type of confidence and self-belief that he is going to weather those bad chants and he’ll end up getting over.”

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