WWE 24/7 Champion Reggie has revealed the reason for his absence from WrestleMania 37, saying he had to sit at home for the “biggest show of shows” because he had caught COVID-19.

In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, the former acrobat said he signed with the company in 2020 and was set for a WrestleMania appearance in 2021, but couldn’t due to the coronavirus.

“Joined the company in 2020, was going to attend my first WrestleMania in Tampa last year, but I got COVID so I wasn’t a part of it. So, this is very special to me for sure. The first one I ever attend, I essentially am going to be a part of it.”

The 28-year-old also talked about how he used to save money to buy WWE pay-per-views. He added that he made all the money from performing acrobat at the circus so that he could get the PPV.

“Nah, no WrestleMania money back then. I saved up around 35 bucks, I believe, and purchased WrestleMania 21 on pay-per-view. And we had one cable TV in our house, and it was in my grandmother’s room. Saved the 35 bucks while doing the circus, and got to watch that – all-time favorite WrestleMania is that one. Later that year, got it on DVD for Christmas.”

Reginald’s first on-screen presence for the WWE came in December 2020 when appeared as Carmella’s sommelier. He currently performs on the RAW brand where he is the reigning WWE 24/7 Champion.

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