WWE Superstar Roman Reigns: 'This Is A Comeback For Everyone'
Roman Reigns says his emotional WWE comeback is for everyone who has helped him with through his struggles.
The WWE superstar initially left the company in October after he revealed that he was battling leukaemia.
Reigns, real name Joe Anoa'i, was forced to relinquish the WWE Universal Championship and his future was very much up in the air. More than that, his life was in serious danger.
But just a couple of weeks ago, the 'Big Dog' confirmed that he had beaten his illness on Raw and it's now business as usual for Reigns as he teams with Shield brothers Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose against Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley at Fast Lane on Sunday.
For Reigns, with what he's been through, it's the perfect match to come back to.
"In a lot of ways Joe and Roman are meshing again," Reigns told SPORTbible.
"You take the whole storyline with Roman and the Shield, and then you take me in real life, those are my brothers man. Those are some of my closest co-workers, my real life brothers.
"To go through something like I did and have those insecurities, those doubts, and be able to come back to something that you love and lean on the brothers that helped you get there, I think it's kind of fitting.
"In the place that I'm at, with the perspective that I have now, to be able to just enjoy the moment with the guys that helped carve this life out for myself and vice-versa for them as well, I wouldn't change that for the world.
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"Sometimes this can be a very selfish business and I'm just really proud that I've been able to take this moment and combine it with my loved ones and make it more than just me.
"I feel like this is a comeback not just for me, but for everybody who put any stock, any prayer, any hope, any love into my life, my journey and helped me with any struggle that I've ever had and I'm really proud that I'm able to feel these moments and sensations with my brothers and do what I love."
Reigns never lost his Universal title and so there's been plenty of curiosity as to whether he will be added into the match between Rollins and Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 35.
However, the 33-year old says because it's Seth, his brother, he will not be getting involved and is content with just being part of the show.
"No opponents, at this point I guess you can call it an open challenge, if anyone wants to wrestle a guy who's been in Wrestlemania quite a few times, I'm your guy," Reigns added.
"I have nothing going on at this point but I definitely don't see myself in the title picture. Anyone other than Seth I would have been busting up to regain that Universal championship but I have a deep respect for Seth's career and the journey he's been on so nobody's rooting for him more than me.
"For me it's just about being on the show, flesh my time in and to be able to contribute to the greatest live event of all time and the grandest stage of them all. When it's all said and done and they go back and look at those cards, to have my name on it is more than enough for me."
Fast Lane will be available to watch this Sunday, live on the WWE Network from 11pm.
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