In a very long video posted on social media, Roman Reigns discussed why he had to pull out of WrestleMania and noted the irony that when he always showed up, fans didn’t want him there and now that he’s not there, he’s being called a coward.
“All you know is what you think. ‘Oh, well, his health and this and that.’ But you don’t know what else is going on in my life. You don’t know if I have newborns, you don’t know if I have family in my household…older family. So, yeah, just like the old saying, man. Go and flip that cover open and read a few pages, get into a few chapters before you really start running your mouth,” Reigns explained.
He said that everyone should take this time to better themselves and make the most out of this bad situation because if we people can’t grow in a time like this, then the rest of the world doesn’t have have a chance.
“For all my fans…I’m sorry I didn’t get to compete this year and put on a show and entertain, but sometimes things are more important and I had to make a choice for me and my family. But no matter what, you already know the deal, man. I showed up. I made the town…I made it to Orlando…and I had to make a decision for me,” Roman added. “But it doesn’t take anything away from what I’ve done and what I’m going to do. I still love this game, I still love pro wrestling, sports entertainment. I love being in the ring, it’s a little weird being in the ring when nobody’s watching, nobody in the arena. But man, I’m ready to get back to work. And I’m just taking these times, this little bit of time we have, to build up the outside and come as close as possible to perfecting the inside.”