WWE superstar Roman Reigns misses wrestling and wants to get back to work, but has to hold on for the sake of his children.
Reigns (real name Joe Anoa’i) chose to pull out of last month’s Wrestlemania where he was scheduled to battle then WWE Universal Champion Goldberg.
His action was to protect his kids from the COVID-19 infection as competing may have opened him up to the risk of contracting the disease and passing it on to his family.
“We just had two newborn twins. Twin boys“, says Reigns. “They are 8 weeks old so I had to make a decision for them.”
Speaking further, the wrestler who is a cousin to former wrestler and now actor Dwayne Johnson said:
A lot of people … they think that it was based off of my health and the history of my fight against leukemia. Talking to my doctors and stuff, I actually am fine and my immune system is good.
The drugs that I take to fight the leukemia, they don’t attack your immune system.”
On the decision to withdraw from the Wrestlemania pay-per-view, Reigns says it was bigger than him.
It’s my family. It’s my children. They are my legacy. No matter what I do in this world, my children are gonna be the ones to represent my name and carry our name forward. So I had to make that choice for them, to protect them being so young.
Also, to set the example because at the end of the day, we can do a lot of different things and say a lot of different things, but it’s through our actions that really speaks volume. That’s what I’m trying to do.”
The 34-year-old reveals that he misses wrestling like crazy.
“I wanna be out there. I wanna get back to work. I wanna get back to normal but I just feel like I have an obligation, not only to my family and myself but to my community“, he stated.
He says he is not sure when he will return to the ring, but for now, he is in full “daddy mode.”
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