Friday, November 16, 2018

Shawn Michaels Talks Roman Reigns' Leukemia Diagnosis

The amount of Roman Reigns content here has obviously slowed due to his absence from WWE.

This interview with Shawn Michaels was interesting enough that I thought it should be share.

I have no intention of sharing every WWE wrestler's take on Roman or anything like that, but I appreciated Shawn's comments in particular.

The first part that jumped out to me was how Shawn viewed Roman as someone like him and others he worked with.
It's someone in your line work, a person that you know, a person that you understand is a leader of this locker room, a leader of this generation, a role that once you have played or have seen other people play and understanding that that guy is going through something tough.
One of the most interesting things to come out of Roman's absence is all of the discussion surrounding how valuable he was to the locker room, and was unquestionably one of the leaders there.

Others have noted how universally beloved he seems to be by his peers. The stories have been very interesting, and a unique look behind the scenes.

The other part that interested me was something that I kind of (selfishly) mentioned when this news broke.
We live in a constant world of make-believe. and on one hand, it's the greatest thing in the world because it allows none of us to have to grow up and become adults. Every now and then real life comes in an throws you something in your face that makes you understand that real life does happen.
Not the most important aspect of course (that would be Roman's health, and the toll this is taking on his family), but I distinctly remember the feeling of "The real world has trampled our on-screen fun."

Again, not as important as the real issue at hand, but WWE just isn't as much fun without Roman in it either.

Anyhow, I wrote this piece right after the announcement and you may find it interesting.  Like I said, I have no intention of endlessly talking about the guy (The Guy) while he's gone, but those two comments from Shawn Michaels were interesting to me.