Roman Reigns made his main roster debut as part of The Shield in November 2012. Following that initial appearance Reigns has gone on to craft one of the most impressive CV’s in modern WWE.
However, even after nearly a decade at the top, the ‘Tribal Chief’ has revealed that he isn’t even halfway through his wrestling career.
Speaking in a new interview with Jason Duaine Hahn of PEOPLE, Reigns declared is intention to wrestle for another 15 years. When discussing the Y3T (Yoda 3 Training Program) which was popularised by bodybuilder Neil Hill, Reigns revealed that he told Hill he want to “grind it out for another 15 years.”
“I told Neil when we first met over a year ago, that I want to grind it out for the next 15 years,” Reigns said. “I want to maximize my potential for the next 15 years. And I told him, ‘This is who I am, as a performer, as a talent, but I also am a father, I’m a husband. I wear all these different hats.’ And man, we’ve been on an unbelievable journey thus far.”
The Universal Champion was then asked about how he feels about his current Tribal Chief’ character.
“It feels good,” Reigns expressed. “There’s a lot of truth to what we put into the Tribal Chief character, the burden of the crown, of being the face of the company. I think everybody would like to be Superman, but to be able to have some of those Superman qualities, then also display the emotions, the mentality that comes into it, and the way it can affect a man. People connect to that.
“People understand the struggle, people understand these different battles, these emotional battles that my character kind of displays on a weekly basis,” he continues. “I think it allows for a different connection, and that’s why it’s been received so well.”
Since returning at SummerSlam in 2020 Roman Reigns has been in arguably the form of his life. Following his return, Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt for the Universal Title at Payback.
Roman Reigns will defend his Universal Title in a Triple Threat Match against Edge and Daniel Bryan on
night two of WrestleMania 37.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.