During a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani, Gable Steveson commented on wanting to begin his career as a babyface who later turns heel, paying close attention to Roman Reigns’ promos, and more.
On paying attention to Roman Reigns’ promos: “Just been watching how people talk. You know, like how Roman Reigns talks on Friday Night Smackdown. He’s so productive. He’s strong with his words and he’s just a one-of-a-kind spokesperson. I look at a lot of interviews online, like how celebrities talk and how they take things off of them and put it on other people to congratulate them while making sure that everyone gets the love put on them too. So it hasn’t been a hard thing, but I think I’ve been doing really good at it.”
On if he wants to start off as a heel or babyface: “Good that goes to bad. Yeah, start off good. Make the fans love you and then turn to a bad guy, kind of how Roman Reigns did. Any storyline they give, I’m going to accept and I’m going to put my best foot forward and I’m just — I love to be on camera. I love to do my thing and just bring a variety of who Gable Steveson actually is to the outside world.”
On his thoughts on Paul Heyman: “Heyman, he’s a wizard, you know? There were times when he would tell me certain things to spin to make an attraction bigger than it should be. He’s just so smart, and he’s literally a genius at what he does. I mean, if you have seen him on with Brock or Roman Reigns, he’s perfect, like his character is just crazy amazing.”