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WWE Star Announces Cancer in Remission

WWE star Roman Reigns has claimed the greatest victory of his life and it wasn't in the ring.


WWE star Roman Reigns has claimed the greatest victory of his life and it wasn't in the ring.

Reigns, whose real name is Joe Anoa?i, returned to Raw, WWE's flagship show, to say his leukemia was in remission. This news comes only a few months after Reigns shocked the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with cancer.

As soon as they heard Reigns' theme music, the crowd erupted with cheers for one of sports entertainment's biggest stars. Thunderous chants of "welcome back" were echoed from every corner of the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The crowd was so loud they actually prevented Reigns being able to speak for several minutes.

"I'm probably going to say this a lot, but I'm going to start out by saying - thank you." WWE star Roman Reigns

"When I made my announcement, I said I was going to swing for the fences. We did better than that," Reigns continued. "We didn't just swing for the fences, we hit a home run. I'm so grateful, so humbled, and so honored to announce this. The good news is I'm in remission. So with that being said, the Big Dog is back." That was the news wrestling fans had been hoping for: Reigns was not only in remission, but he was also returning to WWE.

The timing of Reigns' return is making people wonder about his possible involvement in WrestleMania, WWE's top event of the year. Reigns diagnosis forced him to relinquish the WWE Universal Championship back in October.

(Credit featured image to the WWE's Twitter account)

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