New year. New goals. #RoyalRumble. #WrestleMania. #Smackdown. Through all the craziness, through all the travel, you can never replace the feeling of being with family. Now let’s get them boys wrestling!!! #Bloodline @WWEUsos @TaminaSnuka pic.twitter.com/0PEMvZt2if— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) January 4, 2020
“It feels like it’s been a long time. Since I was like 3 or 4 - remember when I flipped you off when we were little. I didn’t think they knew what meant. I was like ‘there’s no way they know what this means.’ I was like - boom, I hit him with the bird and then he told on me, and I got whooped. I got whooped that day. But ever since, we’ve been like brothers.
We’re second cousins, but we’ve been like brothers ever since and - the road is tough. The road is tough out here, and when you’re so used to having a certain security blanket, having your family on the road can be tricky when you don’t have them. With the split, with you guys going away, with Truth being on the other side, I felt like I’ve been alone. But it felt really good to see you guys here.”
In addition to the stuff he listed there, 2019 was eventful for The Bloodline. Roman returned from leukemia treatment, and had one of the guys he came up leave the company in Deam Ambrose/Jon Moxley. The Usos re-signed, but have been on hiatus since Jimmy was arrested in July (he’s since been acquitted of DUI charges in court despite what looked like damning recorded evidence).
Now they’re back, just at a time when Reigns could use some back-up in kayfabe.
Sounds like he needed it behind the scenes too.