WWE star Roman Reigns announced on the “Monday Night Raw” at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta that his leukemia is in remission and he is all set to return to ring action. Reigns walked to the ring, did a lap to greet the fans at ringside, and then spoke to the WWE crowd for the first time in four months.
In October, Reigns vacated the WWE Universal championship and stepped away from the WWE by announcing that, 11 years after he had first battled leukemia, the disease had returned.
“The good news is, I’m in remission, y’all. With that being said, the big dog is back,” Reigns told a delighted Atlanta audience on Monday. Reigns did not specify when he would officially return to action.
The official Twitter handle of WWE also shared the announcement made by Roman Reigns on Monday Night Raw. WWE said, “The Big Dog is BACK! #RomanReigns announces that he is in remission and back on #Raw! @WWERomanReigns.”
— WWE (@WWE) February 26, 2019
Roman expressed his feelings for his fan base whom he had missed a lot and said, “I missed y’all. There is no other job like this. There’s no other fan base like you guys.”
Reigns also vowed to use his sizable platform to spread cancer awareness. In January, his cousin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, announced that Reigns will play his cousin in the upcoming film “Hobbs & Shaw.”