WWE has released a video of Reigns speaking from the locker room before the match took place. During the video, Reigns talked about how he puts his body on the line every night because he knows he was meant to do something
“This company, this business runs through my veins so if I ever choose to do something else, I didn’t hold this place hostage, this really was my home. I gave some of my childhood. I mean, my father was a wrestler, my uncle was a wrestler, countless cousins. Do you know how often I saw my dad? I’ve made sacrifices since day one in this business and I continue to do it, and I’m not gonna stop even if somebody like John Cena doesn’t want me to be here or doesn’t think I deserve it or wants to keep me down and try to bury me. It’s just not going to happen. There’s not a man on Earth that can stop me from doing what I have to do to take care of mine.”
Reigns named some of the top stars he’s defeated and said he’s a firm believer in progress and learning, so Cena is no different. Reigns said that he would learn from Cena just like he’s learned from The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Big Show, Triple H, even the big boss Vince McMahon. Reigns talked about how there are so many different angles and perspectives to look at in the business, and when you think you know it all, you better hit the road. He said sometimes he feels like that’s where Cena is, and it’s not that Cena has done it all.
Reigns went on and thanked Cena again for this huge win and this great stepping stone. He promised that he would put the beating he gives to Cena to good use.