Roman Reigns has remained the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion for a while. While that may be because he has emerged victorious in all the challenges that came his way, it should be noted that he just wasn’t around at events where he could have taken on more competitors. Reigns’ intermittent presence has made the likes of Seth Rollins take digs at him.
Now, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry has made comments about his schedule. He suggested that Reigns will likely have to take more precautions, primarily due to his previous encounters with leukaemia. During his appearance on Busted Open Radio, Henry said:
“I said that, like, three months ago. He can’t even be around all the time, crowds and stuff, because [of] the medicine that he takes … He needs rest. Like, not from wrestling, for living … I have a friend that had leukemia. And when we’re in the car, he wears a mask … just not to breathe the air … I might be sick. My daughter, she gets infusions every so often because of her Crohn’s. Her body does not defend itself against everything, so she gets a cold, it could be pneumonia. It’s different with people like Roman.”
Previously, in 2022, Reigns had spoken about signing a new WWE contract that featured a reduced appearance schedule. This came after his 2018 hiatus, which was due to his battle with leukaemia. However, he returned to WWE programming in 2019 with the announcement that his cancer was in remission.
Recently, Kevin Nash argued that it would be in WWE’s favour to allow Reigns to hold onto his Universal title for longer than Hulk Hogan’s own reign. He noted that there is no upside to letting The Rock hold onto the title.
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