Roman Reigns’ build toward WrestleMania 39 included a lot of talking about history. There were also plenty of interesting nods about what might await the Head of the Table. Roman Reigns is having a great time on top of WWE, but nothing lasts forever.
Ariel Helwani of BT Sport spoke to Roman Reigns about a few things, including how much time Roman has left in him. The Tribal Chief said that, at 38-years-old now, he can see himself going until he’s 45.
The truth is that Roman Reigns doesn’t need to wrestle until he is 45. He also made that very clear, but if the storyline is there to keep him invested, then Roman Reigns will be down to do it.
“At this pace, I take good care of myself. As long as it makes sense, I feel good. I’ll be 38 in a couple of months. I still feel like I can probably push to definitely 45 if I wanted to, I don’t need to, but really it’s about what is available, the art. Whether it’s the accolades chasing; 1000 days, great. Let’s do 1500, okay, cool. 2000, or it’s ‘No, no, no,’ there is something that is pulling me, ‘I have to do this, I have to create this, I have to put this on camera. I have to build this dynamic or rivalry.’ If something like that comes along, then that will motivate me as well.”
There is a rumor out there that Roman Reigns will take an extended absence. He actually took time to address that report, because he really likes his current set-up. That being said, he has no intention of taking off any time in the near future. He also made it very clear that anyone on the roster would take his deal if given the chance.
“No, I love my set-up. They can all say what they want. Every single one of them would take my deal if they could get it. They just can’t get it. They’ll get a big fat ‘no’ and there is nothing they can do about it. They can say what they want. Seth (Rollins), any of them, Seth would take my deal. He’d take my dates. He’d love to get my money. It’s not for him. It’s the Tribal Chief set up. That’s just the way it is.”
Roman Reigns also addressed that jealously in the locker room. It’s not really something he concerns himself with.
Roman Reigns is a big draw for WWE, but he also deserves a vacation. At this point, he seems to be really enjoying his WWE storyline as well. We’ll have to see where the chips fall after WrestleMania, because the outcome of his match against Cody Rhodes could have a lot to say in determining the Tribal Chief’s future.
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