The WWE Universe was in absolute shock when in October last year, the one-time Universal Champion, Roman Reigns let the world know how he had Leukemia and had been fighting blood cancer for 11 years behind-the-scenes.
On a later October episode of Monday night Raw, the Samoan wrestler let the audience know that in order to battle the disease more intimately, he had to go away from the WWE for some time and had to give up his title in the process.
Breaking his character for maybe the very first time, Reigns had said: “My real name is Joe and I have been living with Leukemia for 11 years.”
People were crying and hurting but were united in support of the ‘Big Dog’.
But, Reigns didn’t forget to mention that he is in no way retiring from WWE and once he was done “whooping Leukemia’s ass,” he was going to be back on Raw, healthy as ever, to take what was rightfully his, the WWE Universal Championship.
Now, exactly four months since Reigns let the world in on his painful secret, WWE.com made an official statement saying that Reigns is set to make a comeback to the franchise show, albeit for one night, to address the update on his battle versus the cancer. WWE CEO, Vince McMahon too, took to Twitter with an update:
Well, it looks like Reigns kept his word after all. Four months ago, ‘The Guy’ had said that he would soon be back to the ring, to ‘his yard’, as he so proudly claims it to be and Roman is finally going to be home.