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Roman Reigns: WWE Legend Issues Warning to the Universal Champion

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WWE Hall of Famer and patriarch of the Bloodline Rikishi recently shared his thoughts on the current Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.

Rikishi’s perspective is unique, not only due to his own illustrious career but also because of his familial ties to Reigns.

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The Bloodline’s Pride

Rikishi, the father of Jimmy & Jey Uso and Solo Sikoa, expressed his pride in all his children, including Roman Reigns during an interview with Sportskeeda WrestleBinge.

He acknowledged the distinct personalities of his children, describing Jimmy as laid back, Jey as confrontational, and Solo as the silent killer.

However, he reserved special praise for Reigns, who he believes is doing an exceptional job representing the family in the wrestling arena.

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Roman Reigns: The Weight of the Crown

Rikishi’s comments about Reigns were not just familial praise. He acknowledged the immense responsibility that comes with being “The Guy” in the company.

Reigns, whose real name is Sika Joe Anoa’i, has been carrying the company for several years, a task that Rikishi admits is not easy. The responsibility extends beyond the ring, with numerous obligations behind the scenes.

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A Warning to the Champion

Despite his praise, Rikishi also issued a warning of sorts to the Universal Champion. He expressed his hope and prayer that Reigns would continue to maintain his strength and take care of himself: “I just hope and I pray that he continues his strength and continues to take care of himself and get some rest.”

Implicit in his words was a cautionary note about the toll that the wrestling world can take on its stars. The need for rest and self-care was emphasized, a reminder of the physical and mental demands of the profession.

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Roman Reigns: Rising Star

Reigns’ popularity is undeniable. His trial on WWE SmackDown on July 7th reportedly drew the highest quarter-hour rating in recent memory.

This is a testament to his appeal and the impact he has on the audience. Rikishi’s comments serve to underline the importance of Reigns’ role in the company and the wrestling world at large.

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