Reginald Discusses How Being A Circus Performer Prepared Him For WWE

On the December 11, 2020 episode of WWE SmackDown, Carmella introduced her Sommelier to the audience.

Reginald turned out to be more than just Carmella's wine expert as he has become a regular character on SmackDown, even stepping in the ring with Sasha Banks on the January 22 episode of SmackDown. Reginald impressed fans with his acrobatics in the bout, which he honed during his time as a circus performer.

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"I was in circus for 16 years and it's something that I never knew anything about but it landed in my lap because I had so many people in my corner. I started circus as an after-school program to keep me occupied. Throughout those years of training, I fell in love with it. At Circus Harmony in St. Louis, they trained us to be professional athletes and artists. I acquired all of these skills with acrobatics, juggling, and life skills that allowed me to transition to WWE so effortlessly," Reginald told Fox2 in St. Louis.

When asked about his WWE debut and his journey to the company, Reginald said, "It was so many butterflies in my stomach. So many years of doubt, giving up on this dream as a kid. To finally be there was a dream come true and a huge blessing. As a kid growing up in St. Louis, I never thought in a million years that this could be a profession of mine. I never knew that this dream could be possible, so I gave up. I said, 'this is not in the books for me, so let's do something else.' 16 years down the road, I'm here. Be humble, be grateful, you never know what is behind door number two."

Reginald continues to have a role on WWE SmackDown as Carmella's Sommelier and is still tied to Banks following Carmella's feud with SmackDown Women's Champion.

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