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Roman Reigns News: Former WWE Universal Champion makes first appearance post Leukemia announcement

Greg Bush
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58.00K   //    25 Nov 2018, 00:05 IST

Roman Reigns supports the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in their final game of the season
Roman Reigns supports the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in their final game of the season

What's the story?

Roman Reigns hasn't been seen since dropping the WWE Universal Championship on Monday Night Raw back on October 22nd.

The Big Dog had to step away from the ring to battle Leukemia, a disease most fans didn't know he had dealt with in the past.

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In case you didn't know...

Roman Reigns attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, playing defensive tackle for the Yellow Jackets football team.

The future World Champion went on to try out for the NFL, getting picked up by the Minnesota Vikings in May of 2007. He was released later that month, then was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars that August. Sadly, he would be released a week before the beginning of that NFL season.

Reigns would eventually go on to play with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

However, he would have to retire by the end of the season. Back in October of this year, Reigns revealed that he received his first diagnosis of Leukemia eleven years prior, which would match up to his retirement from the world of professional football.

The heart of the matter

Today, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets faced off against the Georgia Bulldogs in their season-ending rivalry game.

Roman Reigns decided to make a public appearance at the game, supporting his alma mater as they took on the fifth-ranked team in the nation.

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The Yellow Jackets had a tough game ahead of them, but maybe with the backing of the Big Dog, they could manage to pull out a win today.

What's next?

Roman Reigns will continue to battle his Leukemia for the foreseeable future. When he returns to the ring is unclear.

But we can be reassured that the Big Dog was adamant in his message on that opening segment last month. He'll be back soon, and he'll be coming after the Universal Championship when he does.

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