Tonight on Monday Night Raw, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns relinquished the title. Reigns (Joe Anoa’i) addressed the live crowd regarding the situation.
He will be taking a leave of absence from WWE to a battle with Leukemia that has re-emerged. It had been in remission since 2008. Reigns had missed WWE live events this past weekend, springing rumors of some sort of injury.
WWE released the following statement:
ROMAN REIGNS FIGHTS AGAINST LEUKEMIA
STAMFORD, Conn., October 22, 2018 – “Tonight on Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns (aka Joe Anoa’i) announced that he is relinquishing the WWE Universal Championship and taking a leave of absence from WWE as he once again fights leukemia, which had been in remission since late 2008. Reigns is taking his battle with leukemia public in an effort to raise awareness and funds for research in order to advance cures for the disease.”
We here at First Comics News send our thoughts and well wishes to Roman Reigns and his family during this difficult time.