Roman Reigns returned to his hometown of Pensacola, FL on Sunday night for a WWE live event and wound up breaking character following the main event.
The main event of the show featured Roman Reigns and The Usos teaming up to defeat Drew McIntyre and The New Day’s Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. The finish of the match came when Reigns hit a spear on Woods.
Following the match, Roman Reigns grabbed a microphone and cut a promo thanking the crowd in Pensacola, FL for coming to the show. Reigns said,
“Man, it feels good to be home! You guys know the travel schedule. We’re all over the world all the time. Obviously, we’re going through this pandemic, we’ve been fightin’ through lockdowns and quarantines. And we’re still here, you know? All day I’ve been thinking, like, what do I say? How do I express how I really feel? How do I keep this concise and not crazy long and have a good message. And, I don’t have to say anything. Just, like know – a massive amount of gratitude. In fact, I think we talked about this on Friday night on FOX’s SmackDown, but man I feel blessed. I feel blessed to be able to do what I love, with the people that I love, in front of the people we love. Our journey is our journey. We did it our way and you know – that is what it is. But I challenge everybody here to follow your journey and whatever your destination is. Do what you gotta’ do to get there but enjoy the run, enjoy your ride, enjoy being from such a great community. I say it all the time …. I run into New Yorkers, people from L.A. and they’re like ‘where you from?’ and I’m like – I’m from a small little beach town. But it’s [Pensacola] the most beautiful built, best kept secret in the whole world. It really it is! I’ve been all over. The Tribal Chief ain’t scared to go on vacation, you know what I mean? I’ve been to a lot of different beaches. I’ve been to a lot of different small towns. And this one, I’m not just being biased [because I live here], this is the best one. So I challenge all the young ones here – set a goal. Knock out your course, follow the journey – no matter what the adversity.
Just like all of you should feel, this is MY city! This is MY little beach town! And I will never say this anywhere else in the world. I don’t care if I go to Rome, Paris, London, New York. Pensacola, WE acknowledge YOU!”
eWrestlingNews.com staff members were in attendance at this show and posted the following videos from the post-match segment: