Roman Reigns recently spoke with The Daily Express about difficulties he had prior to joining WWE and why he is inspired by The Rock. Below are some highlights of the interview.
Issues he faced prior to WWE:
“Probably 15 years of my life playing college football on a scholarship, I was having a daughter at the time. I had no money, I had no job, I had very little direction but I had a very huge purpose at that point and that was to take care and provide for my family which has grown ever since. I’m not going to go too deep into my backstory and the struggles and the adversity I had, but essentially I was ousted from football for a medical situation. It wasn’t because I wasn’t good enough. It just didn’t work out for me. It wasn’t supposed to be for me. I think like a lot of different people throughout this world I ran into a bunch of different similarities as far as adversity and stuff like that.”
Being inspired by The Rock:
“I think The Rock has inspired me just like everybody. I’m not a hater, I like to see people do good. People want to see others do good, but not that good. And he’s a great example, someone who continues to shatter the ceiling. It doesn’t matter the obstacle or what kind of situation that he’s put in and he seems to come out on top every different avenue that he drives in so kudos to him in just being the hero and inspiration that he is. Sports entertainers can do a little bit of everything. I think he’s done that for his fans all over the world and he continues to do that.”
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