Roman Reigns initially started his career as Roman Leakee. But soon after FCW re-branded to NXT, Leakee was renamed with a new gimmick of a villainous character called Roman Reigns. Reigns made his main roster debut in 2012 alongside, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose as the most dominant faction called "The Shield".
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As of now, Roman Reigns is on hiatus following his announcement of battling Leukaemia but before we get started let us hope Roman Reigns fights through this and comes back as soon as possible.
So, let's get started with these rare pictures of Roman Reigns which you probably haven't seen and certainly the ones you cannot miss.
#9 Roman Leakee in FCW
Before Roman Reigns took his family footsteps into the pro-wrestling industry, he was playing American Football. He later retired from it before joining WWE in 2010. Soon after signing with WWE, Roman was assigned to their developmental territory, FCW now NXT.
His first ever gimmick in the world of pro-wrestling and WWE was Roman Leakee or often called as only Leakee. His first ever FCW match was against Richie Steamboat, sadly which he lost.
As you can see in the above photo, Roman Reigns' first gimmick was a little bit too Samoan. WWE could have done better than that.
It is good to see that Roman Leakee got his new gimmick as Roman Reigns. Otherwise, who knows what bad things could have happened to him.
#8 A young Roman Reigns and Hulkamania
I'm sure you people haven't seen many photos of a young Roman Reigns.
Roman Reigns' father Sika Anoa'i ruled the world of pro-wrestling from 1973-1988. In the meantime, he wrestled many tough opponents, such as Hulk Hogan. But let's just leave it here as we're talking about Roman Reigns.
The above photo which you saw was probably around the time when both, Sika and Hogan were working in WWF. In the photo, Hulk Hogan is holding up junior Samoan, Roman Reigns.
#7 FCW Tag Team Champions
In the initial days of Roman Reign' FCW career, he was working under the ring name of Leakee. Though in his starting days Roman was unable to capture FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship, he was certainly successful in capturing its tag team titles alongside Mike Dalton, aka... Tyler Breeze.
Yes, that's right, they held those titles for around 40-45 days before dropping them to CJ Parker and Jason Jordan. Though Reigns' association with Breeze was short-lived, it is certainly a one to remember.
#6 A young bald Roman Reigns
It is hard to imagine Roman Reigns without his long hair now. But in his younger days, Roman Reigns used to have a bald head. Can't say why he sported that hair-do, but one thing that can be assured is that Roman was definitely happy about it as you can see the same in his above photo. Look
#5 Roman Reigns and his brother Rosey
It is well known that Roman Reigns' brother Rosey was also a wrestler. Sadly Rosey passed away at the age of 47 on April 17, 2017. The photo which you saw above is of Roman and his late brother Rosey.
This photo of the Samoans was probably taken backstage in one of WWE's show. I guess, Roman Reigns still remembers his brother more than anything in the world.
#4 Roman Reigns and The Usos
Though Roman Reigns and The Usos are no strangers to one another as they are cousins, this time around, they were all playing the same sport in the same team. This photo of the Samoans is around the time when they all were in Escambia High School. The Usos played as the linebackers, while Roman played as a defensive player.
#3 Roman Reigns and The Rock
Remember when Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble 2015 and Big Show and Kane started to attack the Shield member. At the very next moment, one Samoan came out to help the other Samoan.
And the photo which you see above is just after Roman Reigns came backstage following his win over other 29 men. The two biggest Superstars of WWE are hugging each other,
#2 The Shield and Rosey
Yet again, it is Roman Reigns and his late brother Rosey.
Though you have seen their photo on the previous slide, this time around it is different as the Shield-brother and Rosey are hanging out together. Looking at the big smile on Roman and his other three brothers I guess, all of them are definitely having fun.
#1 Roman Reigns Getting Married In Hawaii
The last picture on this article has to be quite special thus the wedding photograph of Roman Reigns has to top the list.
The above image is definitely special for Roman Reigns as he got married in Hawaii. In the image, Roman Reigns, his wife Galina and their daughter are standing.
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