Former WWE and Universal champion Roman Reigns admitted with TMZ that the reason he’s not showing up on WWE television and pulled out of WrestleMania was not because of his health, but rather because of his newborn twins and the need to protect them.
Reigns said that he talked to his doctors and his immune system is good and the drugs he takes to fight the leukemia do not attack his immune system.
“We just had two newborn twins, twin boys,” Reigns said. “They’re 8 weeks old so I had to make a decision for them.”
Reigns, who was supposed to wrestle Goldberg for the Universal title at WrestleMania but pulled out days before the match, said that his family is more important and his children are his 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.”
While saying that he misses wrestling and wants to get back to work and be normal, he feels he has an obligation towards his family, himself, and the 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.”
As for when he’s getting back inside the ring, Reigns is unsure but it’s okay because he’s enjoying being a full-time dad.