Roman Reigns Explains Why He Made The Choice To Not Wrestle During Pandemic

Roman Reigns further explains why he decided to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reigns has been absent from WWE programming since right before WrestleMania 36, electing to remain home. Reigns, who has had bouts with leukemia in the past, would go on to reveal in the past that he wanted to protect his children. In an interview with The Hindu, Reigns explained that he didn't believe that everyone in WWE was as concerned about protecting themselves from the pandemic and with his children and family's health at play, that's not a risk that he wants to take.

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"For me, I just had to make a choice for my family. The company (WWE) has done everything that they can to make it the safest work environment possible. It is not the workplace that I was necessarily concerned about. The decision was taken mainly because each performer travels so much, and we are all such a diverse group and from all over the place. I’m not convinced, and I can’t trust the fact that everybody is taking it as seriously and locking themselves down at home like I am. I trust my life with my co-workers every time I step foot in the ring, but I just can’t put the same trust when it has my children, my wife and my family involved," Reigns said.

Despite this, Reigns made it clear that he doesn't want his reasoning for staying home to be taken as a stand against WWE, saying he loves the company and believes WWE has done everything to make the current work environment as safe as possible.

"But I don't want it to come off as I am taking a stand against the company at all, because I love the WWE. I've been a part of this company just since I was a little boy. That's why I always take it so personally when I represent them," Reigns said.

Reigns recently posted a video directed at Fightful, which can be seen at this link.

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