As seen on this week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw in Providence, RI at the Dunkin Donuts Center on the USA Network, Roman Reigns announced that he’s been living with leukemia for 11 years, and unfortunately, it’s back. As a result, he is forced to relinquish the WWE Universal Title.
Several WWE stars from the past and present have reacted to the news by writing the following on social media:
‘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
— John Cena (@JohnCena) October 23, 2018
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.#ThankYouRoman
— . (@FightOwensFight) October 23, 2018
— The Usos (@WWEUsos) October 23, 2018
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) October 23, 2018
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) October 23, 2018
Fight on to victory my courageous brother! pic.twitter.com/wuYAoxa48p
— Bret Hart (@BretHart) October 23, 2018
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
— #WOKEN, yet #BROKEN, Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) October 23, 2018
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
— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) October 23, 2018
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) October 23, 2018
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) October 23, 2018
— WWE Buddy Murphy (@WWE_Murphy) October 23, 2018
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
— Chad Gable (@WWEGable) October 23, 2018
— Aiden English (@WWEDramaKing) October 23, 2018
The Man. #ThankYouRoman
— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) October 23, 2018