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Roman Reigns In Training As He Makes Possible Return For WrestleMania

Roman Reigns In Training As He Makes Possible Return For WrestleMania

It's the news every fan has been waiting to hear - wrestling superstar Roman Reigns is in training for his long-awaited return to the ring.

The Big Dog has been away from the WWE for months, after announcing last year that he was battling cancer.

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But it looks like he's already getting himself back in shape ahead of his hotly-anticipated return at this year's WrestleMania 35.

The news was revealed with a photograph of the muscle-bound athlete, real name Joe Anoaʻi, pumping some iron in a gym at a resort in Hawaii.

The pic shows the one-time Universal Championship title holder stood alongside personal trainer David Gonyea.

It was posted to the trainer's Instagram page, with the caption: "Had the absolute honor and privilege of having @romanreigns train at @_islandclubandspa during his stay in Waikiki! 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!"

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This is an incredible turnaround for the fan favourite, who only told fans a few months ago about his illness.

Reigns was spotted back in the gym by a personal trainer. Credit: Instagram
Reigns was spotted back in the gym by a personal trainer. Credit: Instagram

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He announced late last year that he was going to take some time away from the ring after being diagnosed with leukaemia for the second time.

Since then he has been undergoing treatment and spending time with his family, and is expected to make an appearance on Monday Night Raw this week to give fans an update on his condition.

However, doubt has been cast over the future of another wrestler on the WWE roster, The Undertaker, after he removed all mention of the company from his social media accounts and fell out with boss Vince McMahon.

The 53-year-old recently broke character to star in a promotional video for Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, ahead of his tour.

In the strange video the Undertaker - real name Mark Calaway - says: "Yo Bad Bunny, it's The Deadman, and I think you need to do that third show for Puerto Rico."

The wrestling star has been away from the ring while he battles cancer. Credit: PA
The wrestling star has been away from the ring while he battles cancer. Credit: PA

Does this signify the beginnings of a new career in Latin trap? Probably not.

Still, no one is quite sure what the future holds for Texas-born Calaway, with his wrestling career in the balance after reports that he wouldn't be performing at this year's WrestleMania 35, which takes place in April.

So who knows?

But whether Reigns is able to star at this year's showpiece event or not, we are just happy to see him making progress on his road to recovery.

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: TV and Film, US News, WWE, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]