Roman Reigns Reveals He Is Battling Leukemia, Relinquishes WWE Universal Championship

Universal Champion Roman Reigns is primed for his main event tag team bout

Universal Champion Roman Reigns is primed for his main event tag team bout

"That's all lies and it's a lie because the reality is my name is Joe and I've been living with leukemia for 11 years and unfortunately it's back", Anoa'i said.

The star revealed he has battled leukaemia since for 11 years, since he was first diagnosed as a 22-year-old. But I'm not going to lie, that was the hardest time of my life.

Reigns, who had missed time in the ring due to what was being called an injury, appeared on the show in street clothes, with his belt.

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Reigns also adamantly stated that he's not retiring and plans to return once he's been able to fight off cancer.

"I'm not looking for sympathy", Roman continued.

Roman Reigns made a shocking announcement during Monday Night Raw, relinquishing his WWE Universal Championship title with the news that his longtime battle with leukemia has returned.

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"You wanna know who gave me a chance?"

Roman Reigns has leukaemia and will relinquish his universal championship. He then played a season in the Canadian Football League and retired from football in 2008. The team that gave me a chance was the WWE. You've always reacted and that's the most important thing, and for that, I have to say thank you so much. As he headed up the ramp, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose came out to embrace their fellow Shield brother.

This was a very surprising announcement from the WWE champion.

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The Eskimos tweeted their support for their former player on Monday night after he announced he was stepping away from the ring.

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