Last night on Friday Night SmackDown, Roman Reigns dropped a tease that he could be leaving WWE in the near future.
Reigns said, “I’m your Tribal Chief and I’m the greatest of all time. And when my days are done around here, which could be sooner than later, the whole world will acknowledge me.”
Reigns’ comments are in line with what he said last week when he was interviewed on The Michael Kay Show where he hinted that his full-time wrestling days may be ending soon and he is looking at making the jump to becoming a full-time Hollywood actor.
Reigns said the following about making the jump to Hollywood: “We’ll have to see. I think there’s going to be some moves made here pretty soon. There’s always these speculations, these contract talks. All that pushing, that’s my business. People who can dive deep enough, I’m sure they can uncover enough stones to figure out the timeframe, but that’s something I definitely want to dabble in, I want to gain more experience, and I want to use these tools that I’ve learned. WWE has done so right by me. They’ve given me so much, and placed so many great blessings and opportunities in front of me. I just had to capture them. I just had to grab that ball and run with it. I like to think that along the way, I just picked up so many skills and experienced so many different things that are going to help me because at the end of the day, we all know how this works. This is a young man’s game. You can’t fall down your whole life. You have to get to a point where you can transition, where you can connect and create new, fresh, evolved content for your fan base and your supporters. I think I have the ability to do that. At the end of the day, it’s about getting into that game, being thrown into that fire and seeing how you do. I have a pretty good track record with being thrown in the deep end, and if that’s what happens in Hollywood, I’m looking to swim.”
WrestlingNews.co first reported in October that the plan with Reigns is for him to break the record for longest Universal Title reign (the record is 504 days set by Brock Lesnar) and for him to be pushed as the greatest WWE Superstar of all-time. Reigns has been calling himself the greatest in recent weeks.
There is no word on when Reigns’ WWE contract is set to expire but he signed a contract extension in August of 2019. If the deal is for three years then his deal would be up by the summer of 2022. Reigns took some time away last year due to Covid precautions but WrestlingNews.co was told that WWE has not been adding time to wrestler contracts for Covid-related reasons.
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