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Backstage Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Shocking Leukemia Announcement That No One Knew About

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 2, 2000) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal

On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).

It was pre-taped in Ames, Iowa and featured mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Rebellion 2000’ PPV, which aired later on the same day.

The card can be found right here:

– Tazz vs. Essa Rios

– Raven vs. Justin Rochelau

– Al Snow vs. Rodney

– Dudley Boyz vs. Just Joe & Funaki

• Backstage Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Shocking Leukemia Announcement That No One Knew About

During a recent interview with Planeta Wrestling, RAW Superstar Natalya revealed the backstage reaction to Roman Reigns’ shocking leukemia announcement that no one knew about.

Below is what Natalya said:

“That was really hard for all of us to be a part of that, and obviously way harder for Roman. Nobody knew as far as I knew that news was going to be delivered, Roman’s very private.

We were kind of just told earlier in the day that there was something going on in the first hour of the show that we wouldn’t want to miss and everybody’s talking about it.

I remember that building being freezing cold and there was just this tension in the air all day long. When Roman walked to the ring I thought it was really weird he wasn’t wearing his wrestling costume, he was just wearing a shirt. I thought, ‘He has to say something serious.’

When he announced that he had leukemia and he had it for 11 years and it was back, everyone was just in shock.

Some were in disbelief, some were crying, some people were just standing there frozen. Because Roman is our locker room leader, Roman is our Superman, Roman is the guy that all of us look up to backstage. He is like a general for us.”

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