As was just noted, tonight’s edition of Monday Night RAW from the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island kicked off with Universal Champion Roman Reigns and some blockbuster news.
Roman would reveal that he had been diagnosed with leukemia previously and it has come back, announcing he would be relinquishing the Universal Championship and returning home to get well. Of course, the WWE Universe is still in absolute shock over Reigns’ news and now WWE has issued an official statement on the matter:
ROMAN REIGNS FIGHTS AGAINST LEUKEMIA
STAMFORD, Conn., October 22, 2018 – Tonight on Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns (aka 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. 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.
As of yet, there has been no word on what this means for the scheduled Universal Championship Triple Threat set for Crown Jewel on November 2nd, which would have seen Reigns defending against Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman. Continue following The Chairshot for all of your updates on Reigns and the Universal Championship.
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