Roman Reigns Gives Up WWE Title Due To Leukemia

Roman Reigns Is Leaving WWE To Battle Leukemia

WWE Star Roman Reigns had a shocking announcement on Monday's episode of Raw, but this was no storyline. Roman Reigns, the current WWE Universal Champion, announced that he's been diagnosed with leukemia, and would be relinquishing his title and taking a leave of absence from WWE. Reigns, whose real name is Joe Anoa'i, told the fans "the reality is, my real name is Joe.  And I've been living with leukemia for 11 years.  And unfortunately, it's back." But Reigns promised that he'd be back, telling the fans "after I'm done whoopin' leukemia's a** once again, I'm coming back home!"