The Elimination Chamber took a toll on Roman Reigns.
Roman Reigns earned a championship opportunity at Wrestlemania 34 with his victory in the Elimination Chamber on Sunday. In an interview with ESPN, Reigns said it is hard to prepare for the physical damage you take when entering a match like the Elimination Chamber.
"I feel terrible, to be honest. You go through your training and you go through your developmental, but nobody teaches you how to wrestle in a structure like the Elimination Chamber or Hell in a Cell. These aren't things that you learn to do when you're coming up. They take their toll on you," said Reigns.
Since 2012, Reigns has held World Championships, the Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, and Tag Team gold in addition to winning a Royal Rumble and Sunday's Elimination Chamber. Reigns said his career has been put into "fast forward' and he wishes he could enjoy the moments more.
"It's hard to really appreciate these moments. My whole career has felt like it's been in fast forward. We don't have an offseason, and that's the situation we all signed up for. It would be great if we had four months to just relax, reflect and digest it all, but we just keep it moving. There are 52 weeks a year, and the world needs its entertainment and its professional wrestling. But there are moments you want to soak it in. So hopefully one day, I can be home, chilling with my kids, crack a beer open, and sit back and think on what I've done," said Reigns.
Luckily Reigns works in WWE which archives large amounts of footage and Reigns said he intends on sitting down and re-watching his highlights some day. Also during the interview, Reigns discussed being in the ring with Brock Lesnar and the fans' reaction to him winning at Elimination Chamber.
Fightful Wrestling had live coverage and a podcast for WWE Elimination Chamber and will be covering the build-up to Wrestlemania 34.
The rest of the interview can be found at ESPN.com.