Former Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns Sets Record Straight Regarding His Fight With Leukemia

During night one of WrestleMania on Saturday, Pat McAfee during the broadcast of the match of the Rock and Roman Reigns Vs Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins reported, that Reigns is still battling leukemia.

Roman Reigns is battling leukemia as we speak,” said McAfee. 

During his press conference after his match on night one of  WrestleMania asked to address McAfee’s claim, that he was still battling leukemia.

“I’m still on oral chemotherapy,” he said. “It’s a medication that I’m gonna have to remain on my entire life, most likely. So yeah, that’s just a part of my personal battle. It doesn’t affect, thank God I’m still able to perform.

“I think anybody in my position would say that health is wealth, and as long as I continue to perform, then you already know that that’s at bay,” he added. “So, we’re good. We’re still in remission. But it is something that’s still a part of my life.”



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A few years ago Reigns had to take a leave of absence after announcing the world that he was battling his second bout with Leukemia. He would have to vacate his Universal Champion before defending it at WWE Crown Jewel 2018 against Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar.

Four mouths later Reigns would return and share with the world that he was remission and that meant he could return to the WWE ring.

During his A&E documentary that premiered recently, Reigns revealed that he is still receiving treatment leukemia, which he first learned about during his short time with the Minnesota Vikings in 2007.

“It was the very first day of rookie camp. We started out and went and did our physicals, which included blood work. As I was walking out, there were two trainers there to, pretty much, intercept me. So that’s where we went into the rabbit hole to find out the diagnosis of CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia), which is a form of leukemia, which is cancer of the blood.”

Now after 1,316 days as the WWE Universal Championship before losing the tittle to Cody Rhodes on Sunday the second night of Wrestlemania, Roman Reigns is looking to reinvent himself again. Something we will start taking place on Friday night at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan for Smackdown.

After beating Reigns on Sunday, Cody Rhodes acknowledged his contributions for not only the WWE, but that wrestling industry over the last four years.

“We don’t have to like him, but I certainly acknowledge what he’s done. Perhaps he’s the most important superstar of our generation,” said Rhodes.


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