WWE’s Universal Champion Roman Reigns has relinquished his WWE Universal Championship tonight on Raw. At the start of the show, Roman Reigns,real name Leati Joseph Anoaʻi revealed that he had beaten Leukemia in 2008, when it had went in remission. 10 years later, it has returned and he announced that he is taking a leave of WWE to spend time with his family and battle this disease again. His Shield stablemates joined him on stage, visibly shaken by the news with stable member Seth Rollins unable to hold back tears.
The WWE universe and roster is already responding with well wishes including John cena,The Usos, and Matt Hardy who tweeted:
‘Courage – strength in the face of pain or grief.’ You have given us your everything including a courageously vulnerable moment. We, your WWE family, give you all of our love and support. #ThankYouRoman #NeverGiveUp
— John Cena (@JohnCena) October 23, 2018
— The Usos (@WWEUsos) October 23, 2018
— #WOKEN, yet #BROKEN, Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) October 23, 2018
We here at Fanfest News wish Roman a speedy recovery and cant wait for Roman to Superman punch his way to a long and fruitful life ahead.