INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS: Sean “X-Pac” Waltman says Roman Reigns doesn’t need to turn heel, talks about stress of being a heel (w/Keller’s Analysis)

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Roman Reigns (photo credit Wade Keller © PWTorch)


Sean “X-Pac” Waltman spoke on The Tomorrow Show with Kevin Undergaro about the prospects of a heel turn for Roman Reigns and how difficult it is to be a heel in today’s WWE. The following are key highlights submitted to PWTorch by the show.

•On how difficult it is to be a heel: “I’m going to tell you the only danger for me was all that negative energy that comes at you, when you’re a heel, from the people… Yes, it gets to you. When you’re somebody like me, it gets to you… When you have, like, 20,000 people all telling you you suck, you know…and even when you’re leaving the building and the f—ing show’s over, Kev, and you got your kids with you and they’re going ‘You f—ing piece of sh–‘ f—ing f-ing f-this you know calling you everything in front of your kids… and people can say, ‘Oh words ah they’re just words, f—ing words’ are more powerful than the sword. Sometimes I don’t care what anyone says.”

•On why pro wrestling doesn’t have heels like it had in the past (WATCH): “They don’t get real heat anymore, Kev. They’re afraid they don’t want that kind of heat on their show anymore. It’s different now, Kev, there’s no real heels. We don’t want that much heat. We don’t want the kind of heat where riots happen. S– like that we don’t want that anymore, it’s different. They knew it was scripted when we were doing NWO and we had riots in the crowd against each other just because one part of the crowd liked WCW.”

•On why Roman Reigns should not go full blown heel (WATCH): “Roman Reigns. When he comes out, he gets that reaction that’s different than 99 percent of the other people on the roster. It’s different, and might be some boos in there, but it’s just at a different magnitude. Why do we need to all of a sudden go, ‘Okay, now he’s a heel.’? Why can’t he just start acting a little heel-ish. That’s what he’s doing. So many people are stuck on, ‘Well, he just needs to turn heel.’ Why does somebody have to officially turn. It’s not 1980.”

The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro is a late night talk show produced Maria Menounos, that airs live Mondays and Thursdays from 10-12am EST at and is available on iTunes.

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