Roman Reigns was prepared to believe that the incident which left him covered under scaffolding during last week's episode of SmackDown Live was simply a mishap. But now, he's not so sure.
The Big Dog was on his way to issue a SummerSlam challenge when he suddenly found himself buried under steel beams. Thankfully, he escaped unscathed and didn't need any medical attention. WWE has since opened up an investigation which is being updated daily since last Friday.
On Sunday, Reigns tweeted that he reckoned the whole thing was accidental. But by Monday, he changed his mind.
At this time I think the #SDLive incident was a mistake by the crew, which I love and respect. I respect the machine and the team that builds it and I understand mistakes happen.— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 4, 2019
People will speculate, people will talk, but until proven otherwise, I’m considering it an accident. #SDLive— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 4, 2019
"A preliminary investigation has found the incident Tuesday night involving Roman Reigns was caused by a forklift backstage carrying lighting grids that were not properly secured," WWE reported via its official website.
The latest updates are below:
Update to story - Monday, August 5, 7:15 p.m. ET
As a part of an ongoing investigation, it has been discovered that WWE’s regular forklift operator had taken the day off from work due to illness.
Update to story - Monday, August 5, 7:45 p.m. ET
Upon further investigation, the forklift operator last Tuesday on SmackDown LIVE was a temp and not a WWE employee.
Check back with WWE.com for more details as they become available.
So after ruling foul play out, Roman has changed his mind for some reason or the other.
"Sometimes you want to believe people can’t do what others say they’re able to," he wrote on Twitter on Monday afternoon. "I hear y’all, I really do...I’m gonna find out the truth about this “accident.”
Sometimes you want to believe people can’t do what others say they’re able to...I hear y’all, I really do...I’m gonna find out the truth about this “accident.” #SDLive— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 5, 2019