It's been little under two weeks since Roman Reigns announced he was once again in remission from leukaemia, and he's wasted no time in getting physical inside a WWE ring again.
It was nearly five months ago now when the then-Universal Champion announced he was relinquishing the belt due to being diagnosed with the disease yet again, but promised that it was not a retirement speech.
And Reigns kept to his promise by returning on the February 25 episode of Raw to break his good news, and later that night he would save his former Shield buddy Dean Ambrose from the wrath of Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley and Baron Corbin, alongside his friend Seth Rollins.
His first official match back inside the squared circle will be at Fastlane this Sunday, where The Shield will reform to take on the devasting aforementioned trio.
The positive reactions Reigns now gets will please Vince McMahon as he's always positioned the 'Big Dog' as a babyface, but you never know how the fans will respond if Reigns gets thrusted back into the main event scene in double-quick time.
Speaking to talkSPORT in a conference call to promote WrestleMania 36 in Tampa Bay, Reigns was quizzed about the possibility of WWE introducing an 'off-season' to help talents recuperate, much like many leagues in football have a winter break around Christmas time.
“We do it the way we do it, and I’m never opposed to trying something new," said Reigns.
"This formula has worked and Sports Entertainment is a ‘what have you done for me lately’ industry.
"Unfortunately, we don’t have an off-season like most sports or other kinds of forms of entertainment or competition but, you know, I think if we could make it work, it would give a great benefit to our performers and our fans as well.
"It would definitely give our performers another couple of months if not a full quarter to rest and recover, not only just from a physical standpoint, but creatively.
“When you go year-round, we’re always trying to evolve, trying to grow as far as our stories and our character goes and when you’re doing it over and over and over it can be tough.
"I think that’s what makes WWE and its superstars so tough and it’s an accomplishment to get to where we are. Only we can handle this and we’ve proved it, so it’s just a part of the gig.
"I don’t think it’s something that shouldn’t be looked into, but if the schedule stays the same I’m gonna be the guy that’ll run it.”
Considering the company has just signed huge new television deals and have a 10-year live event contract with Saudi Arabia to uphold, an off-season doesn't look like something that would be in the works in the near future.
But you can never say never in the WWE, and if there's enough demand for it, a month's break couldn't necessarily hurt, especially when ratings are usually at a low-point such as December-time - a full quarter [three months] though as Reigns has said would probably be far too long.News Now - Sport News