Roman Reigns and Nikki Bella talk SummerSlam, WWE news and more on ‘The Buzz’
With SummerSlam fast approaching on Aug. 23, Roman Reigns and Divas champion Nikki Bella joined "The Buzz with Jimmy Traina" to talk about the WWE’s second biggest pay-per-view of the year, as well as the company’s charity auction taking place at CharityBuzz.com/WWE.
Reigns also discusses what happened when a fan recently threw a briefcase in the ring and hit him in the head during a match, weighs in on the Geno Smith jaw-breaking incident and reveals his worst in-ring injury, shares memories of Dusty Rhodes and Roddy Piper and much more.
Nikki talks about how boyfriend John Cena is doing after undergoing surgery for his broken nose, whether she is a good nurse, the recent Divas "revolution" and whether her no-holds barred attitude ever gets her in trouble.
A few highlights:
Reigns on a fan throwing a briefcase in the ring and hitting him in the head during a match last weekend:
"I thought Bray Wyatt hit me in the head with a Kendo stick. But right in that moment, I saw the briefcase and then I was confused: ‘I know a fan didn’t throw that, how the heck. Oh, my God. A fan threw that. What the hell?’ I was fairly hot for a second but our ref, Rudy, kinda calmed me down so I kinda went back down and let our security team do their thing."
Reigns on the aftermath of getting hit with the briefcase:
"I don’t want to make light of it, or make fun of it, it didn’t hurt, I’m completely fine. My mom was blowing my phone up. She called me that next morning like 15 times."
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Reigns on when he found out he wasn’t winning the WWE title at WrestleMania:
"I found out the night before after the Hall of Fame."
Reigns on his WrestleMania match with Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins:
"Obviously, if you don’t want to win that match, something’s wrong with you. But for me, the most important thing was to go out there and capitalize on the moment. Live in it. That was the most important thing. Just get lost in that moment. Don’t worry about all the BS, all the politics, all this and that, what everybody’s saying. Just go out there and do what you want to do, go out there and have fun go out there and make a moment your family can be proud of and I think that’s what I did. I know that’s what I did. I’m proud of that match I’ll hold that match against any in the history of wrestling. I really will."
Reigns on whether we’ll see The Rock at SummerSlam:
"I wanna tell you, but I don’t want to give anything away."
Nikki on John Cena’s broken nose:
"I was so scared. When you see someone’s nose on the side of their face, just gushing blood, and then when you love the guy and you care about him; I was just like, what’s going on, why is he not coming back? But you know John’s Superman. So he finished the match. But I was still scared and I stayed with him in the hospital that night. He had emergency surgery. I was his nurse all week. But he’s doing amazing. He’s 100 percent now. And I just honestly have never seen anyone in my life heel like John. He heals so fast and he’s so strong but that was pretty scary."
Nikki on whether she’s a good nurse:
"I am the best nurse. He’ll even tell you that. I’m very attentive."
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Nikki on the Divas revolution:
"There’s always gonna be change that happens in the world, through companies, and to actually not only be a part of it but Divas champion as this next step of the Divas division is happening, it’s an honor. … There’s nowhere else I want to be right now. It’s so fun."
"I’m the luckiest girl in the world right now with the Divas revolution and being Divas champion. So automatically the spotlight’s on you. You get the love and you get the hate and that’s what makes our business go around. You have to have the love and the hate and I embrace it all. I love it all."