There was a time when fans were begging for WWE to stop pushing Roman Reigns. Well, the way things have been lately they may have gotten their wish. Since Reigns pulled out of ‘mania for health reasons there’s been a lot of speculation on if he was feeling the heat from the company.
Regarding Roman Reigns being edited out of Wrestlemania 31 footage on WWE RAW this week, Dave Meltzer is reporting that “there isn’t a rule on erasing Reigns” beyond the commentators being told to not mention his name. Meltzer also noted the following:
“We’re told the reaction by Vince McMahon regarding Reigns and how to handle the situation ‘changes daily based on which way the wind is blowing,’ which is why one day they show him beating HHH on Smackdown, then they edited him off Raw, then they do a Make-a-Wish thing and have no clips of him, then they do an investment conference and Vince McMahon never says his name, and then they have a one hour special on him on FS1.”
Roman Reigns has also commented on the situation… sort of. In an interview with TMZ.com, Roman Reigns talked about how his decision to take time off from WWE was more about his family than his health:
“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.”
“We just had two newborn twins, twin boys. They’re 8 weeks old so I had to make a decision for them.”
“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.”
“I 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.”
Regarding a return to WWE, Reigns said that he is taking things day-to-day and his return will be “hopefully very soon but right now we’re in daddy mode.”
To say the whole situation is confusing would be an understatement. It’s possible that they’re keeping him off television for a while to make his return all that more special. Alternatively, it’s possible that Reigns could be feeling some heat. Regardless, we’ll keep you posted as we learn more.
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