Roman Reigns has become one of the biggest stars in WWE over the past few years, but he’s been pushing a full-time schedule ever since his main roster debut at Survivor Series back in 2012.
After seven years on the road and various bouts on the sidelines through injury, Reigns was cast in the upcoming Hobbs and Shaw spin-off movie to The Fast and The Furious franchise where much like his cousin The Rock, he was bitten by the acting bug.
Reigns filmed his scenes in the movie earlier this year while he was on the sidelines following his leukemia revelation and has since returned to the WWE and continues to be pushed as the company’s top star, but as part of a recent interview with TMZ, Reigns himself has admitted that he may only have five years left working a full-time schedule.
“Well, I mean, I just gotta go based off my health and how I feel. I’m still a young man, I’m 34, I still have a few more years in me, of just being, I think at the prime of my athletic career, so if I can handle it in the ring, I’m willing to do it. I think I can hold this schedule for at least 5 more years of being full-time, but eventually, it’s gonna have to be time to rest my body,” he said via WrestlingInc.
Reigns also talked about his part in Hobbs & Shaw but made it clear that he is currently still focused on his WWE career.
“Where do I go from here, you know what I mean? That’s the crazy thing, for this to be my first time ever, I’m spoiled. To be a part of the Fast & Furious franchise, to be a part of the first spin-off of the franchise with Hobbs & Shaw, just to be teamed up with my cousin and just be able to see him in his element, doing his thing. Very blessed.”
“That’s what’s really neat about sports entertainment, professional wrestling, is, it really gives you a nice introductory to performing arts and entertainment, to be able to learn how to take on anything. I’m still in love with the ring, I’m still holding it down for RAW and SmackDown. It’s really neat to have many opportunities, but I still love doing my physical thing in the ring.”