Roman Reigns Was Greeted With A Show Of Support After His Emotional Announcement Monday Night


The world is still reeling after Roman Reigns broke character on Monday night and spoke from the heart on his decade-long battle with leukemia. He ensured his announcement wasn’t a retirement speech before sharing that leukemia had returned and he’d have to relinquish the WWE Universal championship.

Shortly after Reigns, with tears in his eyes, stood for one final Shield pose next to Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, the former champion was greeted backstage by the likes of Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Paul Heyman, Braun Strowman and Titus O’Neil.

As #ThankYouRoman took over Twitter, superstars, legends and the sports world took to social media to show support for Reigns.

Members of the WWE roster, including Vince McMahon, shared their support for Reigns immediately following his announcement:

WWE legends, such as Jim Ross, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Ric Flair, Bret Hart and Mick Foley shared their best wishes as well:

Reigns’ alma mater Georgia Tech, the legendary Madison Square Garden, and wrestling companies Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling also sent a public display of support to Reigns:

Reigns later took to Twitter to thank everyone for their well-wishes:

Fightful also shared an emotional story Aleister Black shared on his personal Facebook page detailing how Reigns helped him realize he belongs in WWE.

We wish Reigns nothing but the best in his battle with leukemia, and hope for a speedy recovery.