Wrestler Roman Reigns, after much ado, has made the much-awaited comeback in WWE.
On Monday night, Romans Reigns disclosed his eleven year-long battle with leukemia. The wrestler’s sudden appearance has many fans questioning if his illness was just for a WWE storyline.
The thirty-four-year-old, wrestler, Leati Joseph ‘Joe’ Anoa is presently signed to WWE as a member of the SmackDown brand under the ring name ‘Roman Reigns.’
In October 2018, the wrestler had revealed he was battling with the disease. The then Universal Champion had made a public statement, “My real name is Joe, and I’ve been living with leukemia for 11 years, and unfortunately, it’s back. And because the leukemia is back, I cannot fulfill my role. I can’t be that fighting champion, and I’m going to have to relinquish my Universal Championship.”
After his return in 2019, many fans speculated that the disease was just a stunt for the WWE story-line. There were many controversies regarding how fans perceived cancer and how there was a lack of appreciation for the wins.
Nevertheless, there also fans commenting about the wrestler being a role model and providing inspiration to many. His display of courage in the face of the disease has many to bow down to the wrestler.
Reigns also spoke about the perceptions of what a cancer patient is stereotyped to looks like. He said that there are very specific reasons why he maintains the look and the health that he has. Reportedly, the treatment comes with side-effects ranging from muscle cramps to fatigue. Apparently, the wrestler also revealed that the medication caused him arthritis.
The wrestler recently made his Hollywood debut, with Fast and Furious presents -Hobbs and Shaw.
In his upcoming match, he will be fighting Erick Rowan at Clash of Champions.