Report- Roman Reigns: WWE megastar’s family make health admission after leukaemia revelation | WWE | Sport

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Updated: November 9, 2018
Roman Reigns: WWE megastar's family make health admission after leukaemia revelation | WWE | Sport

Reigns shocked the WWE Universe when he revealed he was first diagnosed with the terrible disease 11 years ago and after quickly putting it in remission the cancer unfortunately returned recently.

The Big Dog then relinquished the Universal Championship he recently won from Brock Lesnar and went back home for treatment.

The four-time world champion’s cousin Lance Anoa’i said that his family don’t know when the wrestling superstar will be able to return to WWE but are hoping it will be “sooner [rather] than later”.

Anoa’i recently built a strong relationship with his cousin ever since joining him in Vince McMahon’s promotion.

He is very confident the ex-WWE Champion will beat leukaemia again and pointed out how much harder it was the first time when he was unemployed and broke.

He added that the family has received more bad news as his father Samu Anoa’i, a former WWE superstar who used to wrestle as part of The Headshrinkers, was also diagnosed with liver cancer.

However, everyone has come together and are supporting one another at this difficult time.

Anoa’i told Wrestling Inc: ”It was very hard on our family. My phone blew up the day he announced it. I didn’t even know until the announcement.

“But we all believe in him, we’re all supporting him, we’re all behind him.

“We have no idea on a time frame yet [for his WWE return] but we hope it is sooner than later. I know, just like his family, all of the fans of the WWE Universe want to see him back.

“[Reigns] is battling cancer, also my father [Samu] is battling stage IV liver cancer, so it’s been hard on our family.

“But all we can do is keep going and support each other. That’s what family’s all about.

“Me and Roman, well Joe [Anoa’i, his real name], we’ve gotten very close lately with me doing a lot of extra work with WWE. He’s been like a role model to me so hearing the news, I took it very hard.

“I knew about the cancer 11 years ago when he was in college, and he beat it once and can do it again.

“Being with no job, it just proves anything can happen. Dreams do come true if you just work hard at it. Just never give up and just keep working.”