Reigns believes in conditioner.
As with all things related to the Internet wrestling community, there are a fair number of memes and running jokes related to Reigns. Notably: his immaculate, luxurious hair. Inquiring minds want to know: what's his hair-care regimen?
"People may get mad about this: I don't do that much. I wash it a couple times a week, but pretty much every night, I put in some leave-in conditioner. I want to say it's like a Moroccan-type, argan oil conditioner of some sort. I don't know, I just use it, I don't really know the details on it. [That] and some water, and then </b>at the end of the night, you wash that out, take a shower, brush it, tie it up. </b>I think that's one thing that actually helps: when I'm not wrestling, I tie it up, so it's not getting dried out and tangled up. A little bit of leave-in conditioner goes a long way."
Staying moist in the ring is a team effort.
On the topic of hair and personal hygiene, professional wrestlers are well-known for having wet hair when they come to the ring ... and in some cases, being dripping wet in general. The three members of The Shield were among the moister members of the WWE roster, so I asked Reigns about what exactly happens before they come out to make them so wet. It's not a moment for bonding, apparently.
"We're all together, but I'm not wetting anybody else's ... Seth [Rollins] is not wetting our hair for us. We just take water bottles up there [to our entrance position in the crowd]. A lot of times we go up there with what we call a Headset Brother. Actually, lately it's been a Headset Sister. She or he has the lowdown on when it's time to go out, but yeah we bring water bottles. You already have all that leave-in conditioner in. When it's time, you wet it up and go."
Reigns may break character for cuteness.
Since The Shield split, Reigns has been blazing his own trail, garnering the approval of the WWE Universe. He's even been getting grabbed up in loving bearhugs by adoring fans as he makes his way to the ring. That's one of the dangers of making his entrance through the crowd, rather than down the entrance ramp like everyone else.
"If I remember correctly, it was a little girl, maybe 8 to 10 years old. I was walking down and I was going to talk from the crowd, so I was walking halfway down [the stands] and right as I get to the spot that I wanted to talk from, I just feel these little arms wrap around me, down near my sternum. I almost broke character. [I got] the biggest smile and started laughing. I think they may have cut away and went to the ring, but it was the cutest thing ever."
Do not smell his water bottles.
As for the strangest thing he's experienced during his through-the-crowd entrances? "There was one time, I had a water bottle, I was still drinking it -- this was when we were still with The Shield, it was at a live event. A lot of times we'll just drink water as we're coming down the steps. I think I had just finished one off and then I poured a little on my head and slung the bottle into the crowd.
"Later on that night as we're driving, I'm still going through my feed on Twitter and the girl who caught it, she tweeted me about it. She was saying how she was smelling the bottle, kind of something creepy. Asking me if I used cherry Chapstick. That was kind of weird."
Finally, does Reigns consider himself to be a good kisser?
"The best. Duh."(unf bae)
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that little girl was me tbh