WWE's Roman Reigns Announces His Leukemia Has Returned

Tabitha Dunn
October 23, 2018

Reigns relinquished the WWE Universe Title but made it clear that this was not a retirement speech, that he will be back home at WWE "very, very soon".

WWE star Roman Reigns announced Monday night that he is battling leukemia. "Reigns is taking his battle with leukemia public in an effort to raise awareness and funds for research in order to advance cures for the disease".

"Reigns' friends, fans and fellow wrestling stars took to social media after the announcement to share messages of support with the hashtag "#ThankYouRoman". "Because after I'm done whooping leukemia's ass once again I'm coming back home".

Reigns had been the WWE's Universal champion since August 19 when he won the title for the first time, ending Brock Lesnar's 500-plus-day reign as the champion.

"When I was 22-years-old I was diagnosed with this", he said.

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Reigns played college football at Georgia Tech, and had cups of coffee with the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars before a year in the CFL in 2008.

The rest of his professional football career consisted of five games for the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL in 2008. I didn't have a job. Of course, this means he's out of his planned WWE Crown Jewel match against Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman.

Following Reigns' announcement, Shield members Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose joined him atop the entrance ramp.

However, the ex-WWE Champion managed to put it in remission and is confident he will do it again.

"But do you know who gave me a chance? The team that gave me a chance was WWE".

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