Roman Reigns is set to defend the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes in the main event of WrestleMania 39 Night Two. ‘The American Nightmare’ is favored to win the match. Ahead of the bout, Ariel Helwani of BT Sport spoke to Roman Reigns about a few things, including how much time Roman has left in him. The Tribal Chief said that, at 38 years old now, he can see himself going until he’s 45.
The truth is that Roman Reigns doesn’t need to wrestle until he is 45. He also made that very clear, but if the storyline is there to keep him invested, then Roman Reigns will be down to do it.
“At this pace, I take good care of myself. As long as it makes sense, I feel good. I’ll be 38 in a couple of months. I still feel like I can probably push to definitely 45 if I wanted to, I don’t need to, but really it’s about what is available, the art. Whether it’s the accolades chasing; 1000 days, great. Let’s do 1500, okay, cool. 2000, or it’s ‘No, no, no,’ there is something that is pulling me, ‘I have to do this, I have to create this, I have to put this on camera. I have to build this dynamic or rivalry.’ If something like that comes along, then that will motivate me as well.”
He revealed that he has no intention of taking off any time in the near future. He also made it very clear that anyone on the roster would take his deal if given the chance.
“No, I love my set-up. They can all say what they want. Every single one of them would take my deal if they could get it. They just can’t get it. They’ll get a big fat ‘no’ and there is nothing they can do about it. They can say what they want. Seth (Rollins), any of them, Seth would take my deal. He’d take my dates. He’d love to get my money. It’s not for him. It’s the Tribal Chief set up. That’s just the way it is.”
Meanwhile, Rhea Ripley dethroned Charlotte Flair to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. It seems that ‘The Queen’ might participate in a non-WWE event. Dave Meltzer during the latest Wrestling Observer Radio noted that Flair has lost a substantial amount of weight, which could be due to her desire to compete in a bodybuilding competition.
Flair apparently has plans to participate in a bodybuilding contest in the summer, and Dave Meltzer briefly spoke about the same while also highlighting the noticeable change in the 36-year-old physique:
“Charlotte Flair, down on weight. She has talked about doing a bodybuilding contest. Yeah, yeah, she has talked about doing a bodybuilding contest this summer and doing the diet and everything, and she looked; I couldn’t tell you how much weight she has lost, but it was very noticeable. She is down in weight and everything.”