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In this week’s sit-down interview on WWE’s website, Michael Cole interviewed WWE World Hvt. champion Roman Reigns about defending the WWE Title in the Royal Rumble match on Sunday.
Reigns talked in-character about not being surprised by the McMahons putting him #1 in the Rumble. He said he’s not worried because he’s been successful in past Rumbles – setting the elimination record in 2014 and winning the Rumble in 2015.
Reigns also talked about his feud with Brock Lesnar and figuring out how to eliminate the League of Nations and the Wyatts on his own.
The interview closed with Cole stacking the deck against Reigns, saying the odds of Reigns winning are minuscule, setting up Reigns for a “final declaration” on his plans.
Reigns said Sunday is about making history and leading the Road to WrestleMania.