Roman Reigns, perhaps one of the biggest names and the current face of the WWE, revealed on Monday night’s episode of Raw that he is battling leukemia.
Reigns (real name Joe Anoa’i) had previously battled the disease, but had been in remission since 2008.
During his announcement, Reigns relinquished the WWE’s “Universal Championship.”
“I’m not going to lie, I’ll take every prayer you can send my way but I’m not looking for sympathy, I’m not looking for you to feel bad for me, because I have faith,” Reigns said in the ring.
Reigns told the emotional story of his first bout with leukemia, and how WWE took a chance on him.
“I will beat this, I will be back, and you will see me very, very soon,” Reigns said.
— WWE (@WWE) October 23, 2018