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Steve Austin commented on the latest episode of The Steve Austin Show that Vince is keeping Roman Reigns a face too long and that he should turn heel soon:
“I predicted this all along. The kid has got to have a heel run before he’s going to be universally loved because that’s just the way that I see it," Austin explained, "I’ve always said that I think the guy needs to be a heel first, but, nonetheless, that’s not my call. That’s the booking committee’s call or Vince [McMahon]’s call….That’s what’s going to make it fun again because everybody is going to be so onboard with booing him! I’m telling you, once he goes through that process, whether that takes one year, two years, [or] whatever, then, they’re going to end up loving the guy. “To me, it’s like Vince chose this guy and he’s sticking with him. Whatever the fans think, whether it’s the smart marks, or the casual fans, or the fervent fans, I don’t know. He’s sticking with this guy and I don’t know. He’s not going to pick another guy because he has so much invested in this guy, so he [has] got to keep riding him, but he could ride him in a different direction, but you can’t back off the gas pedal. Babyface or heel, you’ve got to keep the pedal to the metal with this guy because if you don’t, he will become an also-ran immediately.”
D-Von Dudley, recently spoke with 93.1FM WIBC out of Indianapolis and revealed how WWE keet the Dudley Boyz return a secret:
“Well, there [were] three, no, four or five people that knew we were coming back. And when you work for Vince McMahon, and he tells you, ‘don’t open your mouth,’ you don’t open your mouth.” Dudley continued, “we’re in this world where everything is found out because of social media and we were happy we were able to keep that on lockdown and it didn’t get out. And the surprise at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn [New York] was incredible. I told my family, I said, ‘if I die tomorrow, I’ll be okay’ because the ovation we got when we came back, I don’t think we ever predicted that would happen.”
Shane McMahon is going to be on the Michael Kay show at 5:30PM today. You can watch the simulcast on the YES NETWORK or listen to 98.7 on the ESPN radio app.