The coronavirus pandemic had a huge impact on the world of professional wrestling, and WWE has been without one of their top stars for months now.

Roman Reigns was originally set to challenge Goldberg for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 36, but shortly before the pay-per-view he pulled out, and he hasn’t appeared on WWE programming in some time.

The Big Dog recently spoke to The Hindu about his decision to sit out during the pandemic, and he noted that he’s putting his family first.

“For me, I just had to make a choice for my family. The company (WWE) has done everything that they can to make it the safest work environment possible. 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 just since I was a little boy. That’s why I always take it so personally when I represent them.”

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