This week’s top story is easily Roman Reigns being hit in the head by a replica Money in the Bank briefcase during Saturday night’s WWE house show in Victoria, British Columbia. In an interview with the Miami Herald, Roman opened up about what was going through his mind when it happened. Besides a plastic box, I mean.
“I was confused at first,” Reigns said. “I thought Bray hit me in the head with the kendo stick. So immediately I was like, ‘Aww man. You’re about to get it, brother. Aww, you’re about to get your [butt] whooped,’ but then I looked down, and I could see the briefcase. So then I’m trying to piece this thing together.”
“It was just a bad choice by a 31-year-old man, throwing briefcases at entertainers while they’re busting their [butt] for you. Everybody was on top of it. He was escorted out, briefly after, and luckily for me, [the briefcase] was plastic, so it didn’t hurt, but it’s scary. What if it was something that could have hurt me. Hit me in the eye. … I’m a character and a sports entertainer and a wrestler, but I’m also a father and a husband and a provider. So for me that’s scary, because I’m just going out there to put on a good show and provide for my family and take care of my future, and if somebody takes that away from me… For what? For 10 seconds of Internet fame. That’s tough to deal with. That’s hard to process.”
There’s no clear video footage of the toss — only the aftermath of the assailant being swarmed by security — but there’s this photo collage, which belongs in a museum:
You really shouldn’t have to read this on a wrestling blog, but seriously, guys, if you go to a wrestling event in any building at any level, don’t throw things into the ring. I don’t care if it’s 1996 and you’ve got a full soda and Hulk Hogan’s 10 feet in front of you. Don’t throw it. Don’t throw a plastic Money in the Bank briefcase at Roman Reigns’ head and make him do interviews about how it could’ve blinded him, no matter how funny that whole situation seems.