Roman Reigns on suiting up in football gear for his alma mater over the weekend and how it came to be

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

WWE star Roman Reigns (Joe Anoa’i) took part in the unveiling of the new Georgia Tech football uniforms on Friday night. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that this had been in the works since Reigns attended a his alma mater’s game against Virginia Tech last year and sat in the suite of Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury. The school eventually booked Reigns through WWE for the appearance, which was kept a surprise until he took the stage.

“I like it a lot,” Reigns said of the new jersey. “One thing I was concerned about is nowadays, not to pick on Oregon and all the other teams, but you can have all those other selections and all these different options, and it sometimes it can look a little cartoonish. They get a lot of good publicity on their stuff, and a lot of it does look good. But sometimes you can costume your identity, I think, and I like what we’ve done. We’ve taken the new school, and we’ve met it in the middle of the old school.” Read the full story at

Powell’s POV: Reigns started three seasons at linebacker for Georgia Tech and was one of three team captains during his senior season. One of the other team captains that year was former Detroit Lions great Calvin Johnson. Reigns had brief training camp stints with the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars before he ended up playing in the Canadian Football League in 2008. He signed a WWE developmental deal in 2010. By the way, I’m with Reigns in preferring the classic look to some of the new school neon colors.



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