How the catchphrase was coined by Roman Reigns
Paul Heyman, The Bloodline’s special counsel and wise man, has revealed how Roman Reigns came up with his famous line, “Acknowledge Me.”
Reigns, the SmackDown star, has been using the catchphrase since last year, and fans usually say it regardless of whether Reigns is being cheered or booed.
On Rick Rubin’s Tetragrammaton podcast, Heyman discussed the origins of “Acknowledge Me”.
Heyman said it was a stumble: “We were trying to figure out what he really wants? His first history as a champion was with his cousin Jey. Roman had said, ‘Well, you know what I really want.’ jey?’
“I don’t want his love, I have it. I don’t want his admiration. I don’t even want his obedience. I’ll take that away from him. do you know what i need I am the head of the table. I am the chief of the tribe. He has to acknowledge me.’”