The big dog is back. Wrestler Roman Reigns returned to WWE Raw on Monday evening, with an incredible announcement about his health: "I'm in remission, y'all," Reigns told the crowd, which promptly erupted in cheers.
In October 2018, Reigns – real name Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoa'i – announced that he had lived with leukemia for eleven years and returned after a long remission. The wrestler abandoned the Universal Championship and took a break from Raw. Here you can see a video of this emotional speech.
"I will not lie before I had my announcement in October, I was scared, y'all," Anoa said as he returned to the ring on Monday. "I was scared, I was insecure and did not really know if I wanted to share that secret with the world."
The crowd called his name in support – what the wrestler justified went on to thank his fans for that they supported him so much.
"This overwhelming support you gave me gave me strength, it gave me new life, gave me a new opportunity, and gave me a new purpose. "He said." You see, here in WWE, a big part of your job as a young superstar is to win titles and climb the mountain, reach the top and set the flag. And that is still very important, but for me, the important thing is that I have the abili Every night I step into this ring foot.
"And if I can," he continued. "I will use this platform … to raise awareness and I will use it. It is to support those in need, just like me."
Finally, he announced the announcement that his leukemia had lingered: "The big dog is back," he said.
On Friday morning, Anoa & # 39; i appeared on Good Morning America to talk with Robin Roberts about his health.
Anoa'i has an exciting year ahead of him. In addition to returning to Raw the wrestler will appear in Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs & Shaw as Dwayne "Johnson's Brother".
"I am very proud of its focus, dedication and authentic performance in our film for the first time in the movie," Johnson said in a January Instagram post about his teammate. "I am also very grateful to spend this good time with my cousin here on the islands, because one day he will need some life to recover from leukemia.
" His persistence and humility against this challenge is shared by our entire family inspires millions of people around the world in our beloved WWE Universe.