Roman Reigns has gone into detail about his decision to take time off from WWE and not work TV tapings from the Performance Center during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Originally, the belief was that Reigns took time off was due to concerns about his immune system being weakened as a result of his battle with leukemia. He then came out and stated that wasn’t the case, but rather it was due to his wife recently giving birth to twins and him wanting to be with his family.
The former WWE Champion did a new interview with The Hindu’s Metroplus. This is where he opened up on his decision during these difficult times.
“For me, I just had to make a choice for my family. [WWE] has done everything that they can to make it the safest work environment possible,” Roman said. “It is not the workplace that I was necessarily concerned about. The decision was taken mainly because each performer travels so much, and we are all such a diverse group and from all over the place. I’m not convinced, and I can’t trust the fact that everybody is taking it as seriously and locking themselves down at home like I am.”
Reigns continued by talking about how he feels safe while working in the ring with his fellow wrestlers but doesn’t have the same trust with their decision making outside of the ring.
“I trust my life with my co-workers every time I step foot in the ring, but I just can’t put the same trust when it has my children, my wife and my family involved,” Reigns continued. “But I don’t want it to come off as I am taking a stand against the company at all, because I love the WWE. I’ve been a part of this company since I was a little boy. That’s why I always take it so personally when I represent them.”
Regarding an in-ring return, Reigns stated that he’s ready to smash people and that he’s been training during his time away. He put over all of the wrestlers for being able to work in an empty arena because it’s tough.
Reigns continued by talking about how he plans to get back in the title picture when he returns. He specifically mentioned the Universal Title. If that shouldn’t happen then he wants to prove that he’s not just the top of the mountain, but also the biggest star in WWE whether he’s on the show or not. Thus, he feels like he has everything to prove and everything to lose as well.
Reigns also talked about the new twins and more. Check out the interview here.