Roman Reigns might be a superhero for a lot of people, but he’s still a man with worries like everyone else. His case is a bit different as he just got through another battle with leukemia which is now in remission.
During After The Bell, Roman Reigns revealed that if not for his enlarged spleen, he would have continued working during his leukemia treatments. He wanted to continue as the locker room leader in WWE.
Reigns hated missing WrestleMania, and he spoke about how crushing it was to skip that event. That led to him disclosing why he had to leave the ring while he battled leukemia.
“It sucked. It was a two-night event, I imagine I would’ve closed one of those nights. I’m a four-star general and have main evented four WrestleManias. In my head, the fifth star was coming. It would have been merchandised. To not be involved…even the year before, to get healthy again and pretty much rush back, I could have taken a lot more time for myself, but that’s apart of the sacrifice and part of being at the top. You’re constantly thinking about everybody else and your contributions to the business and the company and to keeping up to where it needs to be.”
“That responsibility you’re given and you take when you wear those shoes as the face of WWE. There are only a few guys who understand that mindset and are willing to put everything on the line. Before I left for leukemia, I would have kept going. If it wasn’t for my spleen being enlarged and legitimately being endangered for me to have physical contact, I would have tried to keep wrestling if I could have. If it was physically possible for me to go through my treatments and still wrestle, I probably would have, I would have entertained it.”
Thankfully, Roman Reigns is back in WWE. He is now the Universal Champion and back on top. We’ll have to see what he is able to do with Paul Heyman by his side, but the Special Counsel to the Tribal Chief made it very clear that they intend on making history.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote