Roman Reigns Reflects On Feeling Nervous About In-Ring Return

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Former WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns took part in a recent interview with Variety where he spoke about a wide range of topics including his return to in-ring action under the WWE banner.

He scored a big win alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins in the reunion of The Shield in a six-man tag team match Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin at the WWE Fastlane pay-per-view on Sunday night.

Reigns, who hadn’t worked a match in five months since revealing that his battle with leukemia had returned heading into Fastlane, admitted in this interview that he was nervous about the contest.

“I think a lot of it was nerves. Nothing prepares you for the ring like the ring. I’ve had some really good training sessions, some great workouts, but nothing is like being in that ring in front of that crowd with the lights on you. I was pretty nervous that I would have that ring rust…but I felt once I got out there and started moving around. My instincts took over and it was just like riding a bike.”

As noted, Reigns has officially advertised for WWE’s next European tour in May for the RAW brand. The tour starts in Europe in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Wednesday, May 8 that concludes in Cardiff, Wales on Friday, May 17. WWE will tape an episode of RAW in London, England on Monday, May 13.