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WWE’s Roman Reigns Reveals Leukemia Battle

Viewers who tuned into tonight’s episode of WWE’s Monday Night RAW were stunned to learn of the news that WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will vacate his title to step away from the ring to battle leukemia.  

Reigns addressed the fans in attendance in Providence, R.I. and at home at the top of the show and revealed he had previously battled leukemia when he was 22 and that he learned recently the cancer had returned.

WWE on Twitter

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


Many past and present WWE superstars took to Twitter to lend their support to Reigns.

John Cena on Twitter

'Courage - strength in the face of pain or grief.' You have given us your everything including a courageously vulnerable moment. We, your WWE family, give you all of our love and support. #ThankYouRoman #NeverGiveUp

#WOKEN, yet #BROKEN, Matt Hardy on Twitter

An amazing human being, an incredible performer & a man I'm proud to be friends with. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Get well soon, champ! #ThankYouRoman https://t.co/jL1Q5dVvzs


Samoa Joe on Twitter

He will fight, he will win, he will return stronger, and I will be waiting....

Sami Zayn on Twitter

I'm overseas and I just heard the terrible news about @WWERomanReigns and his battle with Leukemia. Totally shocked. Uce, you are a tough bastard and a true fighter, and you will beat this. Lots of love.

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Roman is one of the best I've ever been in the ring with and one of the guys I respect and look up to the most in this industry. My thoughts are with him and his family. I can't wait to see him overcome this and get to share a locker room with him again soon.

The Usos on Twitter

We been here for u, and will stay here for u. Day one uce. We love you. @WWERomanReigns #ThankYouRoman

Bret Hart on Twitter

Fight on to victory my courageous brother!

Chad Gable on Twitter

Roman Reigns exemplifies everything I believe a true leader should be. Proud to have shared a locker room with him, and I'll be proud to share it with him again after he wins this battle. #ThankYouRoman

Keith Lee on Twitter

Wow...that's a lot to take in. Strength and well wishes. https://t.co/B7LOAvONK9

Johnny Gargano on Twitter

Our job gives us the ability to portray larger than life characters who possess super human qualities and characteristics. After hearing his story it's very apparent that Joe Anoa'i is just as much of a superhero as "Roman Reigns" is. #ThankYouRoman




Karl Anderson on Twitter

About to board my flight to Newark and hearing news about my #GoodBrother and one of the hardest working, strongest brothers I know @WWERomanReigns , got a pit in my stomach. My family throwing so many prayers at you.. Love you bro.

The One And Only! on Twitter

Sorry to hear about Roman. I know he's gonna kick this things butt!! #Believedat

Ric Flair® on Twitter

@WWERomanReigns My Family And I Are Thinking Of You And Are Keeping You In Our Prayers! We Are Here For You! ????????????????????????

Aiden English on Twitter

Strongest thoughts and wishes with @WWERomanReigns - no one stronger and no one more capable of beating this. #ThankYouRoman

Booker T. Huffman on Twitter

Thank you @WWERomanReigns, we are with you! #ThankYouRoman #RAW

Nattie on Twitter

♥️ THANKYOU, @WWERomanReigns. Praying for you and your family.

MELLA I$ MONEY on Twitter

ThankYouRoman ????????

Dash on Twitter

Selfless. Humble. The Man. #ThankYouRoman

Mike Kanellis on Twitter

Roman is one of the nicest people I've ever had the privilege to share a locker room with. We all knew he was the locker room leader and we all aspired to be like him. Come back stronger than ever my friend #ThankYouRoman @WWERomanReigns

Lexi Kaufman on Twitter

My heart right now .... Prayers for @WWERomanReigns ???????????? https://t.co/9sqk0KfFnP

Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam on Twitter

If there's anyone that can beat this, it's @WWERomanReigns. Thank you for everything. @WWE

Mandy on Twitter

Sending my thoughts and prayers your way @WWERomanReigns ... Thank you and stay strong! ????????????????

Tye Dillinger ???? on Twitter

You're our Universal Champion. We are with you every step of the way brother.

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Daria Berenato on Twitter

Thank you Roman ???? my love and prayers go out to you and your family ???? we are with you!

ONEY Lorcan on Twitter

You got this. #ThankYouRoman

Ember Moon on Twitter

Good luck and here is to seeing you soon #BigDog @WWERomanReigns https://t.co/x04mcBQN6T

Dean Muhtadi on Twitter


Singh Brothers on Twitter

He's our locker room leader. He IS the business. He'll be back. You got this, champ. #ThankYouRoman

WWE Buddy Murphy on Twitter

I've said it for a long time! @WWERomanReigns is the best wrestler on the planet! #ThankYouRoman #RAW

KALISTO on Twitter

You got this homie ???????? #ThankYouRoman

John Layfield on Twitter

Just saw the @WWERomanReigns news. Absolutely heartbreaking. Roman is one of nicest guys I have ever met in this business and was a pleasure every time I had the pleasure to work with him. My best wishes to him!

Billie Kay on Twitter

My prayers are with you & your family @WWERomanReigns ❤️???? #ThankYouRoman

Zelina Vega on Twitter

ThankYouRoman ???????? We luv you man. You got this!

dakota ☁️ イーヴィー on Twitter

Everyone's behind you, Big Dog. #ThankYouRoman https://t.co/rCDMCJv1IC

Hurricane Helms on Twitter

You will beat this again my friend. All my love to you and your family. @WWERomanReigns