Superstars respond to Roman Reigns’ stunning announcement
In the wake of Roman Reigns’ stunning announcement that he had been living with leukemia for 11 years and that the disease's return would force him to relinquish the Universal Championship, an outpouring of Tweets from WWE and the sports world were sent out to offer support to Reigns, as well as a thank you Tweet from The Big Dog himself.
Thank you to everyone who’s reached out...I can’t put into words what it means to me.— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) October 23, 2018
Your energy and positivity motivate me to get better quickly to get back in the ring, but for now I’m going to spend time with my family and focus on health.
Thank you - Joe/Roman
‘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
.... He will fight, he will win, he will return stronger, and I will be waiting....— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) October 23, 2018
”I want to show my family, my friends, my children and my wife that when life throws a curveball at me, I am the type of man that will stand in that batter’s box, I will crowd the plate,… https://t.co/63BXKlAGUI— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) October 23, 2018
Whether you bleed blue or bleed red, we are family. Whether you work in the United States or you work in Japan, we are all family.— The Miz (@mikethemiz) October 23, 2018
Roman we stand next to you as we watch you give the… https://t.co/y4pXm54XIq
.@WWERomanReigns you are the definition of what it means to be a leader and a champion and one of the toughest lads on the planet. We are all behind you and sending love. You will beat this. #ThankYouRoman— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) October 23, 2018
He’s one of favorite opponents in the ring... and one of my favorite people outside of it. He’s got a big fight ahead of him...but we like fights. Good luck Uce! I’ve got your back... @ Roman https://t.co/5d0UMBxLUe— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 23, 2018
I'm overseas and I just heard the terrible news about @WWERomanReigns and his battle with Leukemia. Totally shocked. Uce, you are a tough bastard and a true fighter, and you will beat this.— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) October 23, 2018
Lots of love.
Fight on to victory my courageous brother! pic.twitter.com/wuYAoxa48p— Bret Hart (@BretHart) October 23, 2018
Just saw the @WWERomanReigns news. Absolutely heartbreaking. Roman is one of nicest guys I have ever met in this business and was a pleasure every time I had the pleasure to work with him. My best wishes to him!— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) October 23, 2018
Fight Roman fight! https://t.co/eT3l7m0Sd7— TheMarkHenry (@TheMarkHenry) October 23, 2018
Joe, @WWERomanReigns The fans love you, we all love you, we support you, you are a true inspiration. You’re a fighter Joe👊💗— Madusa/AlundraBlayze (@Madusa_rocks) October 23, 2018
.@WWERomanReigns thinking of you and your family. I have no doubt that you will overcome this and return to the #WWEUniverse stronger than ever. Looking forward to your triumphant return #ThankYouRoman— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) October 23, 2018