There was a lot of speculation on Sunday after Roman Reigns’ comments at the live event in Trenton about the new phase of his life.
Reigns has talked about wanting to make the transition to Hollywood and Nick Khan has stated that WWE would be helping with the process. The comments made by Reigns on Saturday night led some to speculate that he would be leaving the company soon.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer confirmed that Reigns is not leaving WWE but he has signed a new deal that essentially gives him a schedule similar to Brock Lesnar, where he only wrestles on a few shows per year.
“This is not it for him but the situation is that he got a new deal and the new deal is for far less dates,” Meltzer said. “I don’t know how many house shows he’s gonna be doing but it will be much less than the number that he’s doing now. It’s one of the perks of being there for a while and being valuable there is you can kind of call certain shots and he’s got the power to maintain the championship and work fewer dates [like] Brock Lesnar has and Hulk Hogan used to have. He’s gonna be in a new phase of his life. He’s got young kids and everything like that, in his mid to late 30s. He probably wants to preserve his body a little bit more.”
Meltzer noted that Reigns only worked a couple of shows on the recent UK tour and he didn’t go on the prior tour because he didn’t want to be away from his family. Meltzer added that Reigns will go for a couple of days on an overseas tour but he won’t be away from home for two weeks straight
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