WWE Superstar Roman Reigns Has Undergone A Remarkable Body Transformation While Taking Time Away
Reigns, real name Joe Anoaʻi, is currently on hiatus and hasn't been seen on RAW or SmackDown since March.
There is currently no timetable for the four-time world champion's return but his recent Instagram activity shows he is prepared to step back into the ring at any moment.
Holy shit. Look at Roman Reigns! pic.twitter.com/Iwz7mxQPqu- Gary Cassidy (@WrestlingGary) July 19, 2020
The 35-year-old posted various images and videos to Instagram with a caption stating :"Shoulders week 1 #Y3T. Seated Side Laterals, Rep range 12-16.
View this post on InstagramShoulders week 1 #Y3T. Seated Side Laterals, Rep range 12-16. Definitely getting stronger and building muscle but not quite where I want to be. The grind continues as I follow this fitness Journey/Lifestyle. Hope this finds everyone well and in good health. Shout out to Coach @neil_yoda_hill1 , wishing u a speedy recovery my friend! Stay safe and God bless! .
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"Definitely getting stronger and building muscle but not quite where I want to be. The grind continues as I follow this fitness Journey/Lifestyle. Hope this finds everyone well and in good health."
Many speculated that Reigns has stayed away from WWE TV due to his compromised immune system after battles with leukemia.
However, 'The Big Dog' explained to Metroplus per WrestlingInc that he felt he had a duty to protect his family, which includes newborn twins he and his wife welcomed earlier this year.
"For me, I just had to make a choice for my family. [WWE] has done everything that they can to make it the safest work environment possible," Reigns said.
"It is not the workplace that I was necessarily concerned about. The decision was taken mainly because each performer travels so much, and we are all such a diverse group and from all over the place.
"I'm not convinced, and I can't trust the fact that everybody is taking it as seriously and locking themselves down at home like I am.
"I trust my life with my co-workers every time I step foot in the ring, but I just can't put the same trust when it has my children, my wife and my family involved.
"But I don't want it to come off as I am taking a stand against the company at all, because I love the WWE. I've been a part of this company since I was a little boy. That's why I always take it so personally when I represent them."
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