WWE star, Roman Reigns reveals he has leukaemia as he relinquishes his Universal Championship

WWE champion Roman Reigns is battling leukemia and has relinquished the Universal Championship.

The 33-year-old delivered the shock news to Monday Night Raw – with the crowd visibly moved by his emotional speech.

Reigns, real name Joe Anoa’i, told Raw that he has suffered a relapse after battling the illness for 11 years.

Reigns said: “I’ve been living with leukaemia for 11 years, and unfortunately it’s back… I’m going to have to relinquish the Universal Championship.”

He was joined in the ring by his Shield brethren, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins at the top of the ramp, and consoled him for a minute before striking their iconic pose once more.

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