WWE star Roman Reigns reveals leukemia has returned, relinquishes belt

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “My real name is Joe and I’ve been living with leukemia for 11 years and unfortunately, it’s back,” Anoa’i said. “And because the leukemia’s back, I cannot fulfill my role, I can’t be that fighting champion and I’m gonna have to relinquish the Universal Championship.”“But I wanna make one thing clear: By no means is this a retirement speech because after I’m done whooping leukemia’s ass once again, I’m coming back home.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe WWE released a statement following Anoa’i’s announcement.“Tonight on Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns [a.k.a. Joe Anoa’i] announced that he is relinquishing the WWE Universal championship and taking a leave of absence from WWE as he once again fights leukemia, which had been in remission since late 2008,” the WWE said as posted on ESPN.com. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ “Reigns is taking his battle with leukemia public in an effort to raise awareness and funds for research in order to advance cures for the disease.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Roman Reigns during WWE Live Manila. Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERLeati Joseph Anoa’i, more popularly known by his ring name Roman Reigns, revealed that he is fighting leukemia.Anoa’i made an emotional announcement inside the ring on WWE’s Monday Night Raw before the crowd at Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.ADVERTISEMENT Fire returns inside Mourinho at Man United Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img

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