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Roman Reigns Announces He's In Remission From Leukaemia And Will Return To Wrestling

Roman Reigns Announces He's In Remission From Leukaemia And Will Return To Wrestling

The wrestler stepped away from the WWE in October after declaring his leukaemia had come back.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Roman Reigns shocked the wrestling world when he announced that he was stepping away from the sport due to a long battle with leukaemia.

But Reigns, real name Leati Joseph Anoa'I, has revealed the epic news that he is finally in remission.

He walked into the Monday Night Raw event at State Farm Arena in Atlanta to the cheers of fans. After greeting them, he did a lap of honour around the ring before explaining why he was there.

"I said I was going to swing for the fences," he told the crowd. "We did better than that, y'all. We didn't just swing for the fences. We hit a home run," he started saying.

"When I tell you this I am so grateful, I'm so humble and I'm so honoured to announce this.

"The good news is, I'm in remission, y'all," he yelled, which was followed by an absolute explosion of applause.

"So with that being said, the big dog is back."

Not only is he in remission but he will be returning to the WWE. An official event or showdown has yet to be determined.

The news has been met with excitement from some of wrestling's biggest names.

The announcement has been met with the same level of surprise and shock as his initial cancer admission in October last year.

The 33-year-old told the crowd at Monday Night Raw: "I feel like I owe everyone an apology. For months, maybe even a whole year, I've come out here as Roman Reigns and said I'd come out here every week, that I'd be a fighting champion, that I was going to be consistent, that I was going to be a workhorse - but that's all lies.

"It's a lie because the reality is, my real name is Joe and I've been living with leukaemia for 11 years and unfortunately it's back.

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"And because the leukaemia is back I cannot fulfil my role, I can't be that fighting champion and I'm going to have to relinquish my Universal Championship."

Reigns went on to thank the WWE for making his 'dreams come true' before assuring fans that he would one day be back.

He said: "I want to make one thing clear - by no means is this a retirement speech."

Reigns clearly wasn't lying and he's delivered on his promise to keep giving fans exactly what they want.

Congratulations on the recovery Roman, now it's time to take back the Universal Championship.

Featured Image Credit: WWE/USA

Topics: SPORT, Entertainment, Wrestling, WWE, Cancer