Roman Reigns Calls WrestleMania 33 Win Over Undertaker ‘Bittersweet’


Roman Reigns commented on his win over the Undertaker at WrestleMania 33.

Roman Reigns main evented WrestleMania for a third consecutive year. 2015 was against Brock Lesnar, 2016 vs. Brock Lesnar and 2017 would be against the Undertaker, the latter of which provided emotions unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Reigns would be tasked with ‘Taker’s last WWE match, as well as being the one to retire him (it’s not official but seemed like it after the symbolic in-ring gesture). Long before the post-match moment, the Big Dog walked off the stage and into the back to give the Phenom his moment.

Afterward, Reigns spoke to ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman about the win, calling it “bittersweet” (h/t Cageside Seats):

"To be honest with you Coach, you know, it’s bittersweet. It almost feels like a loss, you know what I mean? Because, I’ve said this for the past three or four weeks, I’ve got nothing but respect for the Undertaker. If you’ve been a part of this business, and you know, everybody’s got respect for that man. But at the end of the day you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do."

Reigns also spoke about how Undertaker wouldn’t give up, so he had to “dig deep” and find a way to defeat him. He notably said he did it “the right way.”

Well, we’ll see how the fans feel about this on Raw. The post-WrestleMania crowds are the hottest of the year, so expect a few words and phrases thrown around about him retiring the Dead Man on Sunday night.

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Roman Reigns accomplished the task, however. He did what his character wanted to do from the beginning, which was to claim his yard. Like it or not, it’s his territory now and likely will be in the days, weeks, months and years to come.