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Roman Reigns Preparing For His 'In-Ring Return' To WWE After Battling Leukaemia

Roman Reigns Preparing For His 'In-Ring Return' To WWE After Battling Leukaemia

Personal trainer David Gonyea has dropped a massive bombshell after posting an image of himself alongside Roman Reigns and suggesting that he is ready to return to in-ring action.

The WWE superstar, real name Leati Joseph Anoaʻi, relinquished the Universal Championship in October after he revealed that he was battling leukaemia.

WWE confirmed that Reigns would be returning to Raw on Monday with an update on his battle with leukaemia, but Gonyea's Instagram post would hint that the 'Big Dog' is ready to make his return to the company.

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"Had the absolute honour and privilege of having Roman Reigns train at Island Club and Spa during his stay in Waikiki!" he wrote.

"It was very humbling for an athlete of his calibre to not only train here, but also speak so very highly of our facility.

"Glad we provided a great space to help him prepare for his in-ring return!"

Credit: David Gonyea/Instagram
Credit: David Gonyea/Instagram
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Unsurprisingly, WWE fans have welcomed the news that the 33-year-old wrestler could be returning to the ring soon.

"Yes. The Big Dog," one Instagram user wrote.

A second said: "Glad to see he's healthy and on [the] road to remission, it seems."

A third wrote: "Welcome back, Big Dog."

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A fourth added: "Roman looks phenomenal."

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WWE superstar Nia Jax, who is related to Reigns, told SPORTbible in an exclusive interview that the former member of The Shield was a locker room leader and that his illness shook the company to the core.

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"He's such a quiet, humble person," she said in November.

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"Roman Reigns is this larger-than-life Superman character, but the true Joe, Joe Anoa'i, is a very shy, humble guy and he's super giving and loving.

"So that's why when the news came out everybody was hit hard. I feel like that day there was just a hole in the entire locker room.

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"He gives advice to everybody and he's always there for everybody. And he carried the company on his shoulders for the last few years.

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"There's nothing he would say no to and he works his butt off. We thank him so much for all the contributions he's given.

"I think we're all still getting used to it. I think everybody's trying to find their footing now we've lost our Superman."

Seth Rollins, who was also in The Shield, told SPORTbible that Reigns is one of the "hardest working dudes in the game."

Will Reigns announce his in-ring return on Raw?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: WWE/David Gonyea

Topics: Instagram, Seth Rollins, Sportbible, WWE News, WWE, Roman Reigns

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Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]