Roman Reigns Left WWE Universal Championship To Fight Leukemia
Proficient wrestler Leati Joseph Anoaʻi, better known by his stage name Roman Reigns, has reported that he is venturing far from the ring because of a continuous battle against leukemia.
Rules, a previous football player who has since turned out to be one of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) most mainstream identities, reported Monday that he had been living with tumor for a long time and that it had returned.
He said he would surrender his case to the WWE’s Universal Championship as he centers around doing combating leukemia.
“When I was 22 years of age, I was determined to have this. What’s more, rapidly I could place it disappearing. However, I’m not going to mislead anybody, that was the hardest time in my life. I didn’t have a vocation, I didn’t have any cash, I didn’t have a home and I had a child in transit,” Reigns said in a passionate discourse Monday in Rhode Island to commence WWE’s Monday Night Raw program.
He expressed gratitude toward the WWE for giving him a possibility after his football profession had finished.
“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.
Some of the biggest names in wrestling offered their support.
“You have given us your everything including a courageously vulnerable moment. We, your WWE family, give you all of our love and support,” John Cena tweeted.
“Stunned. I liked and respected him from the moment I met him. Sending my very best wishes and prayers for you, Joe,” Mick Foley tweeted.
WWE also tweeted video of fellow wrestlers offering hugs and words of encouragement for Reigns after his speech.
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