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WWE host Kayla Braxton recently spoke with Roman Reigns and actor David Spade as they’re seen promoting their new movie on Netflix – The Wrong Missy. The flick has been pretty successful on the digital platform since being released, last month. While speaking about the movie, The Big Dog had to comment on his current hiatus from WWE.
Roman Reigns discussed his eventual return to in-ring competition when Braxton asked if there’s anything he’d like to say to his fans. He has been away from TV since before WrestleMania 36 due to family health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic. He said that he wants to go out there to entertain the fans, each week but it won’t happen until things go back to normal.
“I just want everybody to be safe,” Roman Reigns said. “I want to be there. I’ve spent the last ten years of my life dedicated to this trade, to this craft.
Learning every single day. Everything… all the security that I have in my life now, to be able to protect my family and to be comfortable, is because of our fanbase, is because of the WWE Universe, and I just want y’all to remember that I’m so thankful.
So just… so grateful for everything that I’ve been able to earn, and all the experiences I’ve been able to go to because it’s been an amazing ride and I can’t wait to get back to normal and entertain on a weekly basis.”
Braxton then asked Roman Reigns about WWE hosting the “The Greatest Wrestling Match In History” between WWE Hall of Famer Edge vs. Randy Orton at Backlash on June 14. Reigns wanted Orton to take the win as he’s been a mentor to him throughout his career. Ever since Reigns broke out to the scene, The Viper was there to help and so he couldn’t choose the Rated R Superstar,
“If we’re talking about the greatest wrestling match of all time, Randy Orton’s in probably the best shape of his life. He is, as far as being an in-ring competitor, he’s lubricated. I mean, you gotta really, to stay in ring shape, you gotta be in the ring constantly. So, I’m going to go with Randy Orton.”
The four-time world champion in WWE then proceeded to talk about watching the first episode of “The Last Ride” documentary on the WWE Network featuring the career of The Undertaker.
Braxton asked whether Roman Reigns was surprised to hear from The Undertaker who mentioned that their WrestleMania 33 match ended up being a failure. Taker was very much disappointed with the experience.
Roman Reigns said he wasn’t fully aware of Taker’s deteriorated health condition, but he could feel those getting worse as the match moved forward. He said he’s disappointed with the fact that the match with Undertaker won’t go down as one of the masterpieces – like the ones Taker had with WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels and Triple H.
“I knew that he was beat up and any time you’ve been in the ring for 25 years-plus, you’re gonna have nagging injuries but to me a hip replacement, shoulder replacements… all that, pretty much every joint was beat up.
I had no clue it was that bad. I could feel it… I could feel it unravel towards the end there, and I tried to do my best to just keep us on pace, but it was one of those things that when you’re a competitor like he is, a competitor that I think I am as well, you want to have perfection.”