Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoa'i s an American professional wrestler and former Canadian football defensive tackle. He is signed to WWE, where he works under the ring name Roman Reigns. He is apart of the renowned Samoan American wrestling dynasty- Anoa'i family. In July 2010, Anoa'i signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was later assigned to theirdevelopmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). On the January 16, 2011 episode of FCW television, Leakee was a competitor in a 30-man Grand Royal, but was eliminated. In 2012, Leakee became a main eventer in singles competition, and he pinned Florida Heavyweight Champion Leo Kruger during a tag team match on the 8 episode of FCW television.
n the February 5 episode of FCW television, he defeated Dean Ambroseand Seth Rollins in a triple threat match to become the number one contender to the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. He would later go on to win theFlorida Tag Team Championship alongside Mike Dalton before dropping it to CJ Parker and Jason Jordan. Anoa'i made his NXT debut on the October 31. Reigns made his main roster television debut on November 18, 2012 at the Survivor Series pay-per-view assaulting Ryback during the triple threat main event for the WWE Championship, which led to CM Punk pinningJohn Cena to retain the title.