Roman Reigns has given an interview to TMZ Sports (From home, of course) to give his side of the story on his WWE absence.
Reigns has been absent from WWE programming with not even a mention of him on TV, even at times when it would be easier to show him than not.
He has clarified that the reason for his sabbatical is less to do with his compromised immune system, which he says is fine after his battle with Leukemia, and more to protect his family and in particular, his twin sons born recently. Reigns said:
A lot of people, they think that it was based off of my heath 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.”
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
It sounds to us like Reigns is making the right choice and that he is raring to get back to work. But only when he feels he doesn’t have to compromise the safety of his family. Good for him.
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. 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 its through our actions that really speaks volume. That’s what I’m trying to do.
You can see both parts of the interview with TMZ below.