Roman Reigns Announces Cancer Remission On WWE's Raw
The Big Dog has returned.
Back in October, the recently crowned WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns announced that he would be vacating the title as he had been diagnosed with leukemia and needed to take time off. However, Reigns returned to Raw on February 25 to reveal that he's in remission and ready to compete in the WWE again.
There has been a lot of speculation around Reigns the past week, as WWE put out a press release stating the superstar would appear on the February 25 episode of Raw. During the opening moments of the show, Reigns came out to the ring and declared, "The good news is I'm in remission, y'all. So with that being said, the big dog is back!"
It was back on the October 22 episode of Raw where Reigns gave a speech to the world about his leave of absence, vowing to return: "Sometimes life throws you a curveball," Reigns said. "And right now, the best thing for me to do is to go home and focus on my family and my health... But I want to make one thing clear. By no means is this a retirement speech. After I'm done whooping leukemia's ass once again, I'm coming back home."
Now that Reigns is back, he's just in time for Wrestlemania season--and the Fastlane PPV airing on the WWE Network on March 10. He didn't actually announce any plans for where he goes from here, though, whether he'll be back in the ring for Fastlane or the upcoming biggest show of the year.
However, with all eyes focused on Wrestlemania on April 7, where Brock Lesnar defends the Universal Championship against Seth Rollins--Reigns' former Shield partner--it's impossible to count him out for the granddaddy of them all. Could we see a triple threat match for the title, and more importantly, are we finally done with the era of Brock Lesnar? Or will he find another place on the card?
Whatever the case, welcome home, Roman Reigns. It's good to have you back.
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