Roman Reigns Returns To WWE After Battle With Leukemia
WWE Superstar Roman Reigns returned to Monday Night RAW after four months out of action fighting Leukemia to announce that he was in remission.
The State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, was always going to be an emotional place on Monday night after last week's announcement that, after four months, Roman Reigns would be back on WWE television.
Back in October Reigns had to hand over his WWE Universal title. The 33 year old, real name Leati Anoa'i, revealed to a shocked crowd that 11 years previous he'd battled leukemia and it had unfortunately returned.
Last week the WWE announced that he would be back on RAW in Atlanta but there were no clues as to what the news would be, only hope.
The 'Big Dog' was treated to a rapturous and happy crowd who cheered him all the way to the ring for his announcement.
After thanking the fans for all their support Reigns announced that he was in remission and told the world 'The Big Dog is back!'
"The good news is, I'm in REMISSION...THE BIG DOG IS BACK!"
Officially... WELCOME BACK, @WWERomanReigns! #RAW #RomanReigns pic.twitter.com/MENeYPRjZI
- WWE (@WWE) February 26, 2019
Reigns won the Universal title for the first time in career in August last year at Summerslam, he had previously won the WWE Championship three times, but had to give the title over due to his illness.
In the interim Brock Lesnar won the title back and Reigns' 'Shield' buddy Seth Rollins is set to challenge for the title at Wrestlemania 35 in April.
The number contender for the Universal title met his friend at the top of the ramp to give Reigns a big welcome back hug:
It'll be interesting to see how quickly the biggest superstar in the company returns to in ring action and what the plan will be for him going forward.
Right now it's just good to see him back where he belongs, in his yard.