WWE Superstar Roman Reigns recently did an interview with SB Nation, and talked about a number of topics, including the Summerslam pay-per-view, and some rather interesting behind-the-scenes stories.
Reigns talks about Summerslam and facing Randy Orton, getting doused with water before ring entrances, and much more. He also elaborates and tells a story he hinted at before about being chased by bees. You can read some excerpts below:
Roman Reigns On Summerslam:
“I’m ready to go. I’m tired of waiting,” says Reigns. “I feel good [about the match]. I wrestle five to six times a week and [the matches are] all by myself, so my engine’s ready to go. I’m running on pretty much full cylinders here. It’s just about getting out there and doing it now, but I couldn’t be any more ready than I am.”
Roman Reigns Being Chased By Bees:
“Me and my cousins were just playing football. They had a big chain-link fence across the street with a small, wooded area. Somehow, being kids, the ball went over there and it was my turn to fetch. I’m going through these woods, trying to get into this bush to get the ball and you’re doing your best Entrapment, like you’re going through the lasers and stuff. Trying to not get stung by any thorns or anything.
“Finally I get the ball, I’m going to throw it long, told somebody to run a rail, and I just feel this little fire sensation on my hip. I’m like, ‘What the hell was that?’ And then another one. And then one on my butt. Next thing I know, I’m like ‘Holy crap, I got bees in my pants.’
“Literally in a matter of seconds, [I was] down to all my man parts in my hands, running around. And everybody’s laughing at me, I’m going crazy, sprinting around these oak trees, trying to get my clothes off. I just sprinted and ran and jumped in the pool in the backyard. It was definitely a moment for everybody to laugh at me.”
Roman Reigns On Who Gets The Wettest Before A Match:
“Oh, man,” says Reigns, laughing. “Bo [Bo Dallas]… I really hope this becomes a thing and he takes all the heat off [The Shield members] for being wet. He is … it’s ridiculous how wet he gets. He wears a merch shirt. It looks like he’s got one of those surf shirts on, like he’s at a water park or something. It’s ridiculous. I think me and Seth would be the second-wettest.
“We have have had a discussion, a group of us, talking about who’s the wettest. I said, ‘I usually bring, I dunno, a couple water bottles.’ And [Bo] was like, ‘Bro, try five.’ He dumps five water bottles on his head before he goes out there.”
Reigns talks about his hair care, finding his place in WWE, and much more in the complete interview. To read the entire piece, click here.
BP: The interview took place before Summerslam, but it’s still a good read just because of Reigns’ personal stories.