Roman Reigns has commented on the incident during a WWE Live show last weekend where he was hit over the head with a Money in the Bank briefcase.
A fan threw the briefcase at Reigns’ head during his match against Bray Wyatt at a Live event in British Columbia, Canada last Saturday. He had to sit in the ring for a few minutes to recover as Wyatt stalled and security ejected the disrespectful fan from the arena.
Lucky, no major damage was done and Reigns was able to continue and finish the match with Wyatt to the audience’s delight. No charges were made against the fan, but he has been banned from all WWE events in the future.
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Reigns spoke with the Miami Herald about the incident and said: “I was confused at first. I thought Bray hit me in the head with the kendo stick. So immediately I was like, ‘Aww man. You’re about to get it, brother. Aww, you’re about to get your [butt] whooped,’ but then I looked down, and I could see the briefcase. So then I’m trying to piece this thing together.
“If you see the video, you see me stand up to where I kind of got a little bit hot. Once I was able to process the situation in a matter of seconds, I knew what needed to be done, and our security team took care of it.”
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Reigns issued his thanks to the security team, as they managed to capture and remove the culprit from the arena.
He said: “It was just a bad choice by a 31-year-old man, throwing briefcases at entertainers while they’re busting their [butt] for you. Everybody was on top of it. He was escorted out, briefly after, and luckily for me, [the briefcase] was plastic, so it didn’t hurt, but it’s scary. What if it was something that could have hurt me. Hit me in the eye.
“I’m a character and a sports entertainer and a wrestler, but I’m also a father and a husband and a provider. So for me that’s scary, because I’m just going out there to put on a good show and provide for my family and take care of my future, and if somebody takes that away from me… For what? For 10 seconds of Internet fame. That’s tough to deal with. That’s hard to process.”
Roman is right. Gone now are the days where fans would throw cups and popcorn into the ring to express their disappointment with a result. Those days are in the past.
Fans should be respectful towards the superstars that they paid to see and who put their bodies on the line every time they step foot into the ring. Kudos for the WWE for doing the right action and banning the culprit from future events.