Sean Waltman Opens Up About Roman Reigns’ Leukemia Diagnosis And What To Do With The Universal Title Now

This week on Sean Waltman‘s Podcast, Sean talks Roman Reigns’ Leukemia diagnosis and potential Universal Championship ideas.

Waltman’s team sent the following transcribed highlights from the episode to WrestleZone. You can hear the full episode in the embedded player at the top of this post or via the links at the bottom of this post.

Related: Former WWE Tag Champion & Relative Of Roman Reigns Samu Anoa’i Reveals His Own Battle With Cancer

Sean Waltman On Roman Reigns’ Leukemia Announcement from Monday Night Raw:

I tuned in last night probably seconds after he mentioned Leukemia so I was like ‘what’s going on here?’ And the people are like, ‘Thank you, Roman!’ and I’m like, ‘what are they doing?’…They are usually shitting all over him. ‘What’s going on here?’ And then at the end when he said that {having leukemia}… So I had heard most of the promo without knowing the beginning part of the Leukemia thing. And when you know somebody especially, not just when you know them but when they are a part of your fraternity. Even if you have an age gap or generation gap, whatever. These people are still our brothers and sisters and we love each other. And especially for me, the family, the Anoa’i family have been very good to me. Rikishi was in here, we were talking about that with him when he was in here. I know that whole family. It was like someone kicked me in the balls you know, so you sit there and think about what this guy is going through. His wife and his daughter and all that and what they’re going through. And to go out there and tell everyone what’s going on and keep your head held high and not breaking down. Not that there’s anything wrong with breaking down and shedding a tear out there cause that’s fine too. But just to be able to go out there and keep it together and tell everyone what you have, to tell them like that. God damn, that has got to be hard… I imagine that all the best things, the best medicine will be available for him. We are just going to proceed with the attitude and belief that he is going to come through this and make a complete recovery, this thing is going to go into remission again and we are going to see him back. The main thing was, forget about seeing him back in the ring let’s just make sure his daughter can grow up with a father.

Sean Waltman On Who He Thinks Will Take The Universal Championship Now:

They (WWE) can always pivot at any point because I mean that’s kind of how they operate now. There is always a chance that somebody is going to go down with an injury, or an illness. Not so much like some kind of a scandal or like an Enzo type of thing. But there is that outlying possibility of silly shit happening too but mainly injuries and things like that. So you are always going to have to have a Plan B. And I see a big ass Plan B in Braun Strowman and I think they’ll (WWE) will go with him… I can see him in that spot…

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