Roman Reigns Says WWE Absence Is Due To Newborn Sons, Not Health

He says he's putting family first...

Since bowing out of his planned Universal title match with Goldberg at WrestleMania 36, Roman Reigns' continued absence from the WWE product was believed to have centered around his health, though he says that's not the case.

In an interview with TMZ on Friday, Reigns claims that the reason he's home is due to his newborn sons, who were born eight weeks ago.

Reigns commented on the speculation that his absence is due to COVID-19, due to the potentially-devastating effects the virus could have him due to his previous battles with leukemia.

"Talking to my doctors and stuff, I actually am fine and my immune system is good," Reigns says. "The drugs that I take to fight the leukemia, they don't attack your immune system."

Reigns has not set a timetable for a WWE return, opting to put family first. While he wants to return, he adds, "I just feel like I have an obligation not only to my family and myself but to my community. Also, to set the example, because at the end of the day, we can do a lot of different things and say a lot of different things but it's through our actions that really speaks volume. That's what I'm trying to do."

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