On last night’s very emotional episode of Monday Night RAW, Universal Champion Roman Reigns opened the show.
He opened the show dressed in casual clothing stating that his name is Joe and that he had been battling Leukaemia for the last 11 years and that it recently returned.
As he cannot be a ‘fighting champion’ during his period of recovery, he has relinquished himself of the Universal Championship.
He left the title inside the ring and proceeded up the ramp where he met his Shield partners, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
At WWE Crown Jewel, Brock Lesnar will take on Braun Strowman for the now vacant Universal Championship on November 2nd!
Superstars have been tweeting out their support with the hashtag #ThankYouRoman
After watching the beginning of WWE Raw last night, I’ve come to the conclusion that we all should be grateful that we woke up this morning to experience life to its fullest. Make each day count, because you never know what life will throw at you. #ThankYouRoman
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) October 23, 2018
Absolutely wounded by the news. Even if you hate the character of Roman Reigns, support Joe Anoaʻi the man. It's absolutely heartbreaking to see this happen to an incredible ambassador for WWE in his prime. Thoughts and prayers are with THE BIG DOG #ThankYouRoman
— Ross Tweddell (@RossOnRasslin) October 23, 2018
— WWE (@WWEIndia) October 23, 2018
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