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ROMAN REIGNS ON PULLING HIMSELF OFF WWE TV, SAYS MOVE WAS NOT A STAND AGAINST WWE

By Mike Johnson on 2020-06-29 12:49:00

Roman Reigns was interviewed by The Hindu Times on 6/27.  During the discussion, Reigns making the decision to pull himself from WWE programming and tapings during the COVID-19 pandemic following the birth of his new set of twin boys came up.

Reigns commented, "For me, I just had to make a choice for my family. The company (WWE) has done everything that they can to make it the safest work environment possible. 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. 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.  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 just since I was a little boy. That’s why I always take it so personally when I represent them."

On a potential return, Reigns commented, "I’m ready to smash people if you know what I mean. I’ve been training my butt off during this pandemic.  As far as performing in front of an empty arena is concerned, it is tough and I really commend all the guys and girls who are doing it. Everything that I have ever learned was in order to get a reaction and to interact with our fans... so that is the hardest part.  But when it comes down to it, I am gonna get in there and compete at the highest level... hopefully for a title. More specifically, the Universal Championship. If not, I will be there to prove that I’m not just the top of the mountain, but I am the mountain. I am [WWE’s] biggest star, regardless of if I am on the show or not... so I have everything to prove and everything to lose as well."

You can read the entire interview by clicking here.

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