As noted, during a WWE Live Event on Saturday, a fan threw a Money in the Bank briefcase at Roman Reigns’ head while he was in the ring with Bray Wyatt for a match at the Live Event in British Columbia, Canada. Reigns sat in the ring for a few minutes as Bray Wyatt stalled while security ejected the fan from the arena.
Reigns spoke with the Miami Herald about the incident recently.
“I was confused at first,” Reigns said. “I thought Bray hit me in the head with the kendo stick. So immediately I was like, ‘Aww man. You’re about to get it, brother. Aww, you’re about to get your [butt] whooped,’ but then I looked down, and I could see the briefcase. So then I’m trying to piece this thing together.
“If you see the video, you see me stand up to where I kind of got a little bit hot. Once I was able to process the situation in a matter of seconds, I knew what needed to be done, and our security team took care of it.”
Reigns praised the security team for taking care of the situation:
“It was just a bad choice by a 31-year-old man, throwing briefcases at entertainers while they’re busting their [butt] for you. Everybody was on top of it. He was escorted out, briefly after, and luckily for me, [the briefcase] was plastic, so it didn’t hurt, but it’s scary. What if it was something that could have hurt me. Hit me in the eye.
“I’m a character and a sports entertainer and a wrestler, but I’m also a father and a husband and a provider. So for me that’s scary, because I’m just going out there to put on a good show and provide for my family and take care of my future, and if somebody takes that away from me… For what? For 10 seconds of Internet fame. That’s tough to deal with. That’s hard to process.”
Reigns was not hurt and no charges were filed against the fan. However, the fan has been banned from attending any WWE events in the future.
You can read the entire interview here.