The WWE team was held up in the WWE TV studios in Stamford, Connecticut with the onset of Storm Juno. Weather conditions prevented WWE Raw from taking place at the planned XL Center in Hartford. In the aftermath of Royal Rumble, the WWE took time to interview the main event competitors and follow up on their performance. All the following interview clips are provided by the WWE network.
After Michael Cole and Booker T reviewed Seth Rollins’ exceptional performance at the WWE Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match, Seth Rollins reviewed what he learned from Royal Rumble. He believes he’s ready for Lesnar when the time comes to cash in his precious contract on “The One in 21-1.”
Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman
Brock Lesnar powered through the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, a broken rib, and a snowstorm to appear with manager Paul Heyman. While appearing nonchalant about the injury, he reviewed his victory over the Undertaker and stated that he’d save his reactions for Roman Reigns himself later in the night.
Roman Reigns took it all in Royal Rumble, but came under scrutiny of the booing Philadelphia crowd. Reigns also denied the notion he’d been “hand-picked” for success and reiterated the idea of himself as a legacy Superstar. He’s one match away from wrestling’s highest honor.
“The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose trudged all the way from Philadelphia to WWE TV studios in the thick of the storm. To say the least, he appeared frostier than usual.
Daniel Bryan, despite being eliminated early from Royal Rumble, had no hard feelings about the result. He seems positive in the wake of not only the events of Royal Rumble, but also in the prospect of facing Kane in a casket match on Smackdown.
Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns
Lastly for WWE Raw, the camera captured a moment between Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. The inaugural staredown between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar was confined to a small TV studio, but had gigantic intensity. Paul Heyman threw a curveball at Roman Reigns by unseating Michael Cole as Reigns interviewer.