Roman Reigns revealed in a new interview his wife ‘let him back in’ after he finally tested negative for the virus.
He told SI, “It took me, obviously, I missed [the] Day One [pay-per-view on Jan. 1] and I tested positive a week before that. We were just chasing that negative test and finally a few days before SmackDown the following week, I finally got that negative test and the wife let me back in. So it was a good week that week.”
He said about his virus symptoms, “For me, it was mainly a pretty good sinus infection, a bronchitis cough, a lot of chest tightness.
“I still feel that actually. When I’m doing my conditioning because we don’t wrestle quite as much and we’re doing a lot of six-man [tag team matches], I don’t have singles matches as much as I used to, so I have to continue to really push the conditioning on my own and I’ve noticed in the past couple of weeks that when I really blow myself up on the bike or running, or whatever I’m doing, I can feel that tightness and a little bit of wheezing.”
The AEW star Wardlow recently reflected on his failed WWE tryout. He recently sat down with Chris Van Vliet and recalled the tryout. He shared what stood out from that time and how it affected him. Wardlow had previously bashed WWE.
Wardlow opens up on the tryout
He said that WWE didn’t want him though he ‘aced that tryout’. Wardlow revealed that being rejected was a different experience in his life:
I aced that tryout out, I mean, with flying colors and they didn’t want me.” Wardlow said. “So for the first time in my life, I went, ‘oh, well maybe this isn’t going to happen’. Fortunately, I stuck with it, and I was determined to make it happen one way or another. I thank God every day that AEW came about. But yeah man, being denied, that was a unique experience and a unique feeling. But it put me where I needed to be, and I’m happy for it.”
He was filled with determination and he would describe how the rejection motivated him. He illustrated his next steps to attempt to break out in the sport. He said that he is thankful to be in AEW, Wardlow felt he was destined to be a WWE superstar. He discussed what his mindset was heading into his WWE tryout.
“At that time that was it,” Wardlow said. “I mean, you had Impact and I was emailing them, you know, like every other week. Because realistically if it was WWE, the only real thing left was Impact. And if not Impact, then you’re just trying to get booked on the indies. Because that’s what, you know, they said, ‘go make a name for yourself’. I accepted that challenge.”
He is currently a member of The Pinnacle, the stable which is led by MJF.