Roman Reigns is back in the thick of things after having to relinquish the Universal Title last October when he shocked the WWE Universe with news of returning leukemia.
The Big Dog has since returned to the ring and looks to be as good as new. He received an ESPY Award for the Best WWE Moment earlier this month, having announced that he was in remission on Raw back in February.
The Samoan superstar spoke to the Pensacola News Journal recently and opened up on his current physical condition.
“I feel really good,” he revealed. “It’s nice to just have a greater perspective of everything and not just necessarily worrying about getting everything done. When you’re in a position like I’ve been in for a while, you’re just trying to look out for everybody and make sure your family’s all good. Sometimes you can lose track of yourself, sometimes you can put yourself on the back burner.”
Reigns admitted that he was unable to just jump back into the fray despite being at full fitness and had to depend on The Shield in the first match after his return.
“I feel really good right now, but, yeah man, there was definitely that transition getting back, just before [WrestleMania]," he continued.
"And I think that’s why you saw me kind of leaning on The Shield at the time, in that very first match back. I mean, it’s live out there, anything can happen, so they just wanted to make sure to kind of keep the training wheels on me for that match, and I was gliding in there. I felt really good with the role I was playing.”
The Big Dog would face Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 35 in May and, by then, he was feeling like his old self again. His most recent PPV appearance came alongside The Undertaker, whom he paired with to defeat the team of McIntyre and Shane McMahon.