Roman Reigns has seen his fair share of controversial storylines, but none seem to have evoked such a strong response from the WWE Universe as the dog food segment involving him and two former WWE champions. Let’s take a look at the infamous angle four years after it first aired.
Back in 2019, The Big Dog was involved in a storyline with some of WWE’s top heels at the time, including Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler. The duo tied Reigns to the ringpost and poured dog foot on him in arguably the most insane angle of the storyline.
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Corbin recently reacted to the infamous angle on its fourth anniversary. The former WWE United States Champion commented on Wrestle Feature’s upload of the video. He said the stench of the dog food had almost made him vomit.
“That legit almost made me vomit. It smelled so so bad.”
Corbin wasn’t the only one who wasn’t a fan of the angle. Paul Heyman revealed Roman Reigns had reached his breaking point with the infamous storyline. The Wiseman said the Big Dog was supposedly extremely displeased with how the storyline played out.
What were Roman Reigns’ exact words after the dog food segment in WWE?
Paul Heyman told Rick Rubin that Roman Reigns had told him he had peaked as The Big Dog, but he wanted to do so much more as an athlete, and that the dog food storyline made him extremely upset.
“The feud, rivalry, story with Baron Corbin over dog food, and the infamous ‘sufferin succotash’ promo had weighed on him enough to where he said, ‘I’ve had enough. I’ve reached the cap. I can’t go any further. As the big dog, I’ve peaked. And as an athlete, I haven’t peaked as a performer. I’ve barely scratched the surface. I have so much more to offer, and since I’m taking time off, I’m not coming back as the same person.'”
Reigns has since become the Tribal Chief in what is considered the best work of his WWE career.