Roman Reigns pursued a career in wrestling and was signed by WWE in July 2010, training in the development territory of Florida Championship Wrestling as a member of the stable known as The Shield. After the group disbanded in June 2014, Anoa'i began his single career, fighting for the WWE Championship right away.
In total he has won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship three times, the Universal Championship twice and once each the Intercontinental Championship, the United States Championship and the Raw Tag Team Championship (with Seth Rollins), turning out to be the seventeenth wrestler in history to complete the Grand Slam (new format); he also won the 2015 edition of the royal rumble match, also setting the record for the highest number of eliminations for the time (12).
Roman Reigns talks carrying WWE on his back
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns says he's the only Superstar from the current generation to carry WWE on his back. Reigns took to Twitter this morning to react to last night's non-title main event win over WWE Champion Drew McIntyre at the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view.
"Few will ever know what it feels like to carry everything on their back. In this generation, there is only one. The head of the table, the Universal champion, The Best of the Best. #SurvivorSeries," he wrote, tagging Paul Heyman in the tweet.
Reigns is a prolific champion in WWE, having held the WWE Championship three times and the WWE Universal Championship twice. He is also a one-time WWE United States Champion, a one-time WWE 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 match with four in the 2013 event and also previously held the 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.
Additionally, Roman Reigns was ranked number one in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's annual PWI 500 list of the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2016. Since 2014, WWE has attempted to establish Reigns as their next "face of the company", which was met with audience disapproval, but has become more welcoming as of late.
Reigns has headlined numerous WWE pay-per-view events, including four straight WrestleManias (31, 32, 33 and 34). After Jey defeated Bryan, Jey finally accepted Reigns as the Tribal Chief. Jey then attacked a defenceless Bryan and put him through an announce table, which pleased Reigns.