Reggie is talking all about his non-traditional journey throughout WWE, where he started as a background character in the WWE women's division.
Whether you call him Reginald, Thomas, Reginald Thomas, or just Reggie, the former Cirque du Soleil performer has taken WWE by storm and is the current WWE 24/7 Champion.
Reggie started his journey near the tail-end of 2020 as a sommelier for Carmella on Friday Night SmackDown and has since been paired with everybody from Sasha Banks, to Nia Jax and has had the pleasure of competing in rare intergender matches in WWE.
Speaking with Ryan Satin on the Out of Character podcast, Reggie spoke about the positives of taking such an unconventional path in WWE and talked about learning from some of the top women Superstars and Tyson Kidd, the producer of WWE's women's segments.
“See, it's normal for a guy to go up and go directly to the guy's division, that's the blueprint or whatnot. But I was able to see it from the outside and see how the women's division operates. That’s a different dynamic, there's so much love. It's a different energy, for sure. Those women, I mean, I was just getting constant daily nuggets from Sasha, Carmella, working with TJ, because he was the main producer for a lot of the women's matches and it was so so much fun. I mean, it's one thing of learning in the PC, with other students, they're better than me, but some of that on my level, then picking the brains of some of the best women wrestlers in the world, some of the best wrestlers in the world. It was incredible and they were always telling me certain things ‘Just stay humble. Stay at it. It's all a process.’
“Once I realized all of that, you know what, I'm here to do a job. I wasn't meant to be the star of anything. It was me to help be the sommelier, be annoying, be funny with Nia, and fall in love with Sasha, all these different things. I knew what I had to do. I'd say, I'm gonna do that part really well, nothing more, nothing less. I couldn't be more thankful. I wouldn't change that path for anything in the world. If someone can tell me say, 'Hey, you can go and debut in as this way and win a title, whatever.' I don't think I want to do that. Because you learn so much along that way. Working with these incredible people that you can't, you can't take for granted those lessons and it's great to be thrown into the spotlight right away. But I learned so many lessons along the way. If I've known anything in life, those lessons that you learned throughout the long journey, those are way more important than the destination, because the destination is great. But the things that you learned throughout the journey are what make that destination.”
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