” opened with an emotional moment that members of the WWE
Universe — and the WWE locker rooms — were not ready for. Universal Champion Roman Reigns (real name Joe Anoa’i) surrendered his title after revealing an 11-year battle with leukemia.
Immediately, past and present members of the “Raw
” and “SmackDown Live” locker rooms poured out their feelings and support on Twitter
. Below is a mere sampling.
The one from tag-team The Usos, Reigns’ real-life cousins, will bring (more) tears to your eyes.
Also Read: Roman Reigns Reveals 11-Year Leukemia Battle, Relinquishes WWE Universal Championship (Video)
‘Courage – strength in the face of pain or grief.’ You have given us your everything including a courageously vulnerable moment. We, your WWE family, give you all of our love and support. #ThankYouRoman #NeverGiveUp
— John Cena
(@JohnCena) October 23, 2018
I’m just learning now of @WWERomanReigns leukemia diagnosis. Stunned. I liked and respected him