Wrestler Roman Reigns Renounced The WWE Universal Championship And Revealed He Is Battling Leukemia Live On Monday Night RAW . In his words;
“I’ve been living with leukemia for 11 years, and unfortunately it’s back. And because it’s back, I cannot fulfill my role. And I’m going to have to relinquish the universal championship. But I want to make one thing clear, by no means is this a retirement speech . Because after I’m done whooping leukemia ass once again, I’m coming back home and when I do, is not just going to be about titles and being on top, no it’s about purpose. I’m coming back,i wanna show all of you, the whole world ,my family,my friends, my children and my wife that when life’s throws a curve ball at me I am the type of man that would stand in that battle’s box,i would crowd the plate,i’ll choke up,i’ll swing for the fences every single time “
ROMAN REIGNS FIGHTS AGAINST LEUKEMIASTAMFORD, 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.