‘THIS SON OF A B*TCH’: Former NFL Player Reacts to Roman Reigns Missing WWE PPV

Published 01/02/2022, 3:59 PM EST


The WWE PPV welcomed 2022 with a master blaster Day 1 performance, of which Roman Reigns couldn’t be a part. The reigning WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns missed out on the Day 1 action due to testing positive for COVID-19. It was a big bummer to see the year kick off with so big a setback.

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Brock Lesnar was added to the WWE Title match filling in for Reigns. However, the absence of Reigns agitated people, including the former NFL punter, Pat McAfee. Michael Cole joined McAfee on the ringside, and both seemed unhappy as they announced the bad news of the night.

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Pat McAfee roars out in the absence of Roman Reigns

Cole announced“Roman Reigns’ saying that he’s tested positive for COVID-19, and because of the protocols surrounding that disease he’s not able to compete and defend his title here tonight.” To which McAfee agitatedly added, “This son of a b*tch COVID has gotten in the way of all our lives. But we will continue to do what the rest of the world has done, and that’s move on.”

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Adding to Cole’s statement, McAfee, in his stylishly eloquent way, announced that a new star was about to set foot in the ring. “Ts and Ps to Roman Reigns for Brock Lesnar is still hungry for the championship,” McAfee announced.

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The former NFL punter turned WWE commentator and podcaster, Pat McAfee in his bad*ss flair expressed what a menace the epidemic has become and how it ruined the expectations of the people countless times.

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It has not been revealed as to on which date Roman Reigns will be back in the ring. Although, while talking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Jey Uso said that Reigns is going to be okay. And that he’s resting and probably playing some Call of Duty. He further adds that “We’re going to see him back soon.”

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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