Say what you will about the polarizing Roman Reigns, he has been nothing but a hard working face for WWE. Sadly, the wrestler revealed a shocking announcement last night before a crowd of thousands of people. He is battling leukemia.
Reigns, a former football player who has since become one of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) most popular personalities, announced Monday that he had been living with cancer for 11 years and that it had returned.
“I want to make one thing clear — by no means is this a retirement speech,” Reigns said. “I will beat this and I will be back, so you will see me very very soon.”
The crowd cheered and chanted “Roman, Roman” as he placed his Universal Title belt on the floor and left the ring.
He said he would relinquish his claim to the WWE’s Universal Championship as he focuses on battling leukemia. Superstars gathered around to offer their support after Reign’s speech.
HipsterZOMBIEJoint wishes Reigns a fast recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.