Roman Reigns returned to WWE’s “Raw” on Monday, and he’s set to make his live-action acting debut on Nickelodeon’s “Cousins For Life” this weekend. TheWrap’s got an exclusive first look at what kind of chops the wrestler, whose real name is Joe Anoa’i, is working with.
In our sneak peek, Reigns is rocking a completely manly Pomeranian in a badass Baby Bjorn — and dude’s being a total heel to a trio of kids who have a pet pig. We’ll explain.
Reigns plays Rodney, who is really into his vegetable garden. When Leaf’s (Micah Abbey) pet pig Arthur digs it up, Rodney goes HAM on that pig. The kids soon discover there’s more to the story and come up with a plan to save their hog.
Watch our exclusive video above.
“Cousins For Life” is a new buddy comedy that follows 12-year-old cousins and best friends Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) and Ivy (Scarlet Spencer) as they learn to navigate life under one roof with their families in Portland, despite being from very different backgrounds, per Nickelodeon. Although the cousins don’t always see eye-to-eye, they learn that they are better together, and when they team up they are unstoppable.
Reigns lent his voice to 2017 cartoon “The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!” Fans will be able to catch him this summer in “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbes & Shaw,” which stars Reigns real life cousin Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. All of that means “Cousins For Life” is technically his live-action acting debut — you know, unless you count WWE’s “Raw” and “SmackDown” as acting gigs. Either way, it’s his non-WWE acting debut.
On Monday’s “Raw,” Reigns revealed the amazing news that his leukemia is back in remission. Reigns even got back to action a little bit, coming to the aid of former Shield teammate Dean Ambrose.
Reigns’ episode — titled “A Farewell to Arthur?” — airs Saturday, March 2, at 8:30 p.m ET on Nickelodeon.