Roman Reigns sees no problem with the WWE implementing an offseason.
For as long as it's been around, the WWE has been constant. There has never been a break; the show must go on and it has been going on for years without so much as a stutter. From weekly shows to live events to PPVs, fans get to enjoy content from the promotion all year round.
Reigns, though, only just came off a lengthy break. But only because he was forced away due to his leukemia having raised its ugly head again. The Big Dog, now in remission, has been back for two episodes of Raw and is poised for a match as part of The Shield at Fastlane this Sunday.
But he sounds like he doesn't mind having summers off.
"We do it the way we do it, and I’m never opposed to trying something new. This formula has worked and Sports Entertainment is a ‘what have you done for me lately’ industry," he said during a recent interview with Talksport.
"Unfortunately, we don’t have an off-season like most sports or other kinds of forms of entertainment or competition but, you know, I think if we could make it work, it would give a great benefit to our performers and our fans as well. It would definitely give our performers another couple of months if not a full quarter to rest and recover, not only just from a physical standpoint, but creatively.
"When you go year-round, we’re always trying to evolve, trying to grow as far as our stories and our character goes and when you’re doing it over and over and over it can be tough. I think that’s what makes WWE and its superstars so tough and it’s an accomplishment to get to where we are.
"Only we can handle this and we’ve proved it, so it’s just a part of the gig. I don’t think it’s something that shouldn’t be looked into, but if the schedule stays the same I’m gonna be the guy that’ll run it."
What This Means
WWE stars could probably do with a bit of a break. Despite things being scripted, their bodies actually put up with an unbelievable and otherwise unreasonable measure of pain.
While it does seem like a great idea, it's not likely to happen - probably because the current schedule hardly affects reigning Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.