Roman Reigns opened this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw to announce that he’s forced to relinquish the Universal title because his Leukemia has returned.
My real name is Joe and I’ve been living with Leukemia for 11 years and unfortunately it’s back, and because the leukemia is back, I cannot fulfill my role. I can’t be that fighting champion and I’m going to have to relinquish the Univeral championship.
I’m not going to lie, I’m going to need every prayer you can send my way but I’m not looking for sympathy, I’m not looking for you to feel bad for me because I have faith. When I was 22 years old I was diagnosed with this and very quickly I was able to put it in remission but I’m not going to lie that was the hardest time of my life, I didn’t have a job. I didn’t have any money, I didn’t have a home and I had a bady on the way and football was done with me.But you want to know who gave me a chance, the team who gave me a chance was the WWE. “I will beat this, I will be back, and you will see me very, very soon
Wrestlers and fans took to Twitter to thank Reigns and to wish him well.