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Roman Reigns News: Chris Jericho provides an update on The Big Dog's recovery

Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
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22.06K   //    13 Jan 2019, 14:06 IST

Jericho has recently spoken with Reigns
Jericho has recently spoken with Reigns

What's the story?

Roman Reigns tragically announced he'd be stepping away from WWE on October 22nd's episode of Monday Night Raw, relinquishing the belt and taking time off to deal with Leukemia.

While updates on Reigns' recovery have been scarce, one surprising update has come from Chris Jericho, while speaking with Chris Van Vliet.

In case you didn't know...

In October last year, on RAW, Roman Reigns shocked the world when he revealed the devastating news that he had been in remission with Leukemia for the past 11 years but, having overcome the disease once, is struggling with it again and would have to step away from wrestling.

Roman Reigns vacated the WWE Universal Championship to chants of, "Thank you, Roman" before going backstage and being emotionally embraced by a plethora of WWE Superstars, performers and officials.

Last month, though, Roman Reigns appeared at WWE's Tribute To The Troops event and The Big Dog has been confirmed for an appearance at the World of Wheels exhibition this February 8th in Pittsburgh.

The heart of the matter

Chris Jericho spoke with Chris Van Vliet.on his YouTube channel regarding his AEW contract and the possibility of a WWE return in the future - but he also provided an interesting update on the recovery of Roman Reigns.

He's doing his treatment, and I think things are going really well. I don't really know much about leukemia. I don't know what the endgame is as far as when you're 'cured' - when it goes into remission, when you can do physical matches or travel or whatever it is.

Y2J continued, saying he texts Reigns regularly and that he remains in good spirits!

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But we talk to him quite a bit. I've got a group text with him in it, and I text him on the side quite a bit. He always seems to be doing pretty well and in good spirits... We love him, and I think it's just a matter of time before he comes back. But more importantly -- that he stays healthy for his family, for sure.

What's next?

While updates on Reigns' health have been scarce, it's nice to hear a positive update from Jericho on the matter. Pittsburgh locals can now make plans to meet Reigns in February next year, though, at World of Wheels on February 8th.

Do you miss Roman Reigns in WWE? Let us know in the comments.

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Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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