• “It put a huge asterisk next to my name when it came to the NFL” – Roman Reigns On Leukemia Diagnosis
During his appearance on Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns talked about being diagnosed with Leukemia (Blood Cancer) for the first time back in 2007.
Due to this, his NFL dreams ended, as he was given his medical release.
Below is what The Tribal Chief said:
“Technically we weren’t quite sure, this is where we saw the blood labs that showed the elevated white blood cells which clearly says your body is attacking something, it’s fighting off something.
So they were like yeah it could be anything…Venereal disease, infection, cancer and all I heard was cancer. I’m like ‘Woah’. It got super heavy.
So I compartmentalize emotions sometimes so I think it was just so overwhelming that it wasn’t even believable and even then it was like this was back in ’07 so this was years ago.
So you hear about younger people with blood cancers more often now but back then a 21-year-old come straight out of college, a division one football player supposed to be kinda peak health, right? You never would expect that.
So it put a huge asterisk next to my name when it came to the NFL. It was just an uphill battle from there, man.”
You can watch Roman talk about this below:
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (September 14, 2002) – WWE Velocity
On this day in 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Velocity’.
It included matches featuring the SmackDown! Superstars on the road to the ‘WWE Unforgiven 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Rev. D-Von Dudley vs. Shannon Moore
– A-Train vs. Funaki
– Randy Orton vs. Billy Kidman
– Crash Holly & Hurricane Helms vs. Jamie Noble & Tajiri