WWE Champ Roman Reigns Opens Up On His Battle With Leukaemia
New York: Former WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns recently opened up on a myriad of topics, including his battle with Leukemia. Talking to Yahoo Sports, Reigns revealed how his real-life battle with leukaemia got incorporated into WWE’s on-screen storylines.
He asserted that while it did disturb him to a certain extent, he’d given his permission to the company for them to use his leukaemia as a part of the WWE’s storylines.
Roman announced that he’d previously battled leukaemia and that it’d been in remission for several years. Owing to this, he had to bow out from in-ring competition after which ‘The Big Dog’ vacated the WWE Universal Championship.
Fortunately, Reigns recovered from his second battle with leukaemia, and made his in-ring comeback on the February 25th, 2019 episode of Monday Night RAW.
Roman Reigns reflected that for him as a person- Joe Anoa’i- seeing his real-life battle with leukaemia being used in on-screen angles such as in Dean Ambrose’ feud with Seth Rollins, was quite hard.
“For me, as Joe, it was hard to tell, but as Roman, I just thought ‘next man up’ like in any professional sport or form of entertainment, the show must go on. I felt comfortable with that fact that we need to continue to entertain our fans, push these storylines and our product,” said Reigns.
“As long as I was on board with it, it wasn’t going to be tasteless. I think it came off great, it had such a huge impact that night,” he added.