Roman Reigns speaks about fighting leukemia

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Roman Reigns speaks about fighting leukemia

Roman Reigns is a four-time world champion in WWE, having held the WWE Championship three times and the Universal Championship once. He is also a one-time United States Champion, a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Rollins), the 2015 Royal Rumble winner, and the 2014 Superstar of the Year.

He tied the WWE record for most eliminations in a Survivor Series elimination match with four in the 2013 event and set the then-record for most eliminations in a Royal Rumble match with 12 in the 2014 event. Upon winning the Intercontinental Championship, he became the twenty-eighth Triple Crown Champion and the seventeenth Grand Slam Champion.

Since 2014, WWE has attempted to establish Reigns as their next "face of the company", which has been met with audience disapproval. Reigns has headlined numerous WWE pay-per-view events, including four straight WrestleManias (31, 32, 33 and 34).

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the former Universal champion spoke about fighting leukemia: “That’s the crazy part, this all started as a negative and it was such a hard announcement last October.

But simply telling the truth and sharing my story, I could immediately feel something positive in my core. The live crowd that night was there for a wrestling show, and they had this real-life news put on their doorstep, which was a lot from them to take in—and they forgot about the show, the wrestling, and the character—and they focused on me, Joe.

I’ll never forget that. That support continued to pour in through the company and on social media, and I had so many different children send me videos that meant the world to me and just lit me up. I felt that love and that support, and I knew I had to pay it forward.

So I’m going to continue to maximize this support, and I’m going to take that spotlight to help others with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society”.