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WWE Issues Official Statement On Roman Reigns Cancer Announcement

The wrestling champ revealed that his cancer has resurfaced.

The wrestling champ revealed that his cancer has resurfaced.

WWE Universal Champion Roman Regins shocked fans Monday night with the announcement that his battle with leukemia has resurfaced.

Because of this tragic news the wrestling superstar, whose real name is Joe Anoa’I, will have to cancel his planned title defense against Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel.

WWE on Twitter

@WWERomanReigns has to relinquish the Universal Championship due to a battle with leukemia. #Raw https://t.co/EhomllNwjK


The WWE has officially released a statement on the matter, stating:


Tonight on Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns (aka Joe Anoa’i) announced that he is relinquishing the WWE Universal Championship and taking a leave of absence from WWE as he once again fights leukemia, which had been in remission since late 2008. Reigns is taking his battle with leukemia public in an effort to raise awareness and funds for research in order to advance cures for the disease.

The Shadow League keeps Roman and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

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