Roman Reigns declared that he suffers from leukemia, which leaves the WWE Universal Championship vacant.
During the recent Monday Night Raw show, WWE superstar Roman Reigns testified before the public at the opening of the program that he had an illness. The disease in question is leukemia, a situation that leaves the Universal WWE Title vacant.
The main segment of the Raw night was loaded with worrisome news, which was given by Reigns himself who presented himself under his real name and explained that this disease, with which he has battled in the last 11 years, has returned to resurface to affect your health. Because of this, he can not continue to work as a full-time fighter.
It should be remembered that Roman Reigns won the WWE Universal Championship in the SummerSlam event against Brock Lesnar. In recent weeks he has been involved in a rivalry against Braun Strowman with his teammates The Shield.
Roman Reigns said goodbye to his fans leaving the Universal title in the middle of the ring. This gesture indicates that the title now has no owner, Reigns thanked the WWE universe and the board for all the support, making it clear that it is not a goodbye, but a see you later.
Leukemia is a group of malignant diseases of the bone marrow (hematologic cancer) that causes an uncontrolled increase of leukocytes in it. Cancer cells prevent the production of healthy red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells (leukocytes). Then, life-threatening symptoms can occur as normal blood cells decrease. In the case of Reigns, he explained that he has been living with the disease for several years but in recent days he has suffered a new outbreak that has finally caused this announcement.
– Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar will fight for the WWE Universal Championship at Crown Jewel
With the unexpected march of Roman Reigns, the company has confirmed the match that will define the new universal champion. For the next Crown Jewel event, Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar will face each other for the vacant title.
Both superstars were announced from the start to compete for the championship. Now with the release of Reigns due to his fight against leukemia, Strowman and Lesnar will have to face each other and seek to be the new champion.
This will be the second time that both face each other. In 2017 Strowman and Lesnar fought for the same championship in the hands of Lesnar, with triumph for the then champion. Later in Royal Rumble this year they fought with Kane also involved, also with Lesnar coming out as the winner.
Following the announcement by Reigns, who left to address Strowman was Paul Heyman, Lesnar’s representative. The monster among men responded to this one, without being able to get his hands on it, due to an unexpected attack on the part of Drew McIntyre.
— WWE (@WWE) October 23, 2018