WWE wrestler Roman Reigns is undoubtedly one of the top superstars in the industry today.
Being a Grand Slam champion, Reigns has won almost every silverware in WWE in a short span of time, and is indubitably a fan favorite.
However, how much do you know about The Big Dog?
In the same light, we present five relatively unknown facts about him.
Triple H's guy
Roman is backed by Triple H
Everyone knows that Chairman Vince McMahon controls the backstage and his decision is final.
But Triple H, being the COO of the company, also have a say as well.
In fact, it was Hunter himself who first spotted the potential in Reigns and has had his back ever since his days in NXT.
Moreover, The Shield too was his idea.
He has been pinned by two jobbers
Reigns is one of the toughest guys in the WWE locker room in today's date.
Being a ex-multiple category champion says it all about his potential.
However, it would shock you to know that he has been pinned by two low-graded stars in WWE.
Superstars like Adam Rose and Damien Sandow, who have been released by WWE, once held the upper hand against Reigns.
He played football for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Prior to joining WWE, Reigns was a football star in the USA.
He used to play for during his high school days, while he also won the Defensive Player of the Year award by Pensacola News Journal.
Following this, he joined the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and even led the team.
He made twenty-nine tackles for loss, along with twelve sacks during this tenure.
He idolizes Bret 'The Hitman' Hart
Every wrestler has one superstar who he idolizes.
As for Reigns, it is none other than Bret 'The Hitman' Hart.
"Every time he would come out with that leather jacket and give his sunglasses away to a kid in the crowd, I used to dream about being that kid," Reigns once said this about Bret in an interview with Yahoo Sports.
Prefers Iron Man more than Batman
Interestingly, Reigns is a big-time fan of Marvel's Iron Man, and prefers him over DC's Batman. While his signature move in the ring is termed Superman Punch, he ideally loves to refer it to as a punch as strong as Iron Man's.