WWE’s Roman Reigns leukemia announcement brings massive reaction

November 10, 2018

From the opening moments of Monday Night Raw, it was clear that character and storylines would be taking a break for a little while as Roman Reigns made a big announcement.

Joe Anoa’i, the man who puts on the ring gear and plays the part of Reigns, had to relinquish the WWE Universal title Oct. 22 in Providence, R,I.

Anoa’i said that the leukemia he had beat at 22 had returned and he needed to step away from being Roman Reigns for now. “By no means is this a retirement speech,” Anoaʻi said, later adding “I will beat this, and I will be back, so you will see me very, very soon.”

After the heartbreaking promo from Anoa’i, support, prayers and well wishes flooded social media.

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