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Roman Reigns Reveals How He Was Able To Put Leukemia In Remission So Quickly

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (March 5, 1988) – NWA PRO Wrestling

On this day in 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA PRO Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1988’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– Misty Blue Simms vs. Venus

– Shane Douglas & Ricky Santana vs. Trent Knight & Gladiator #2

– Jimmy Garvin vs. Kevin Sullivan

– Lex Luger & Barry Windham vs. Tommy Angel & David Isley

– The Midnight Express vs. Kendall Windham & Curtis Thompson

– The Barbarian, The Warlord & Ivan Koloff vs. Scrubs

– Sting vs. Bob Riddle

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• Roman Reigns Reveals How He Was Able To Put Leukemia In Remission So Quickly

During the latest episode of WWE Chronicle on the WWE Network, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns opened up about his leukemia treatment and how he was able to put it in remission so quickly.

Below are the highlights:

On finding out that leukemia has returned:

“I was at a live event, I believe it was either a Saturday or a Sunday, and I just remember one of our doctors telling me that something was going on with my blood tests. And they wanted to do another one because they thought something was off.

So I went in and did another one and then I remember going to TV on Monday. I remember one of the refs coming up to me and usually they’ll be like ‘you’re needed in TR [Talent Relations], Mark [Carrano] wants to see you.’ And I’m like ‘ah yeah, whatever. I’ll be there when I get there.’

But this time they’re like ‘Hey, Dr. Amann, the medical staff want to see you.’ And so I knew something was up. But I still in my head didn’t truly believe it. It was just like, ‘Ah, something weird. You’ll be fine. blah blah blah.

But when I got there, I could tell. The whole crew was in there. And they broke the news that my white blood cell count as obviously elevated. We could point fingers in certain directions, but with my history they kinda already knew what was going on.

Kinda the quickest thing that hit me was the fact that I’d have to drop the title.”

On having CML Leukemia (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia), catching it in it’s early stage to put it in remission quickly & oral chemotherapy:

“It’s pretty much where you wanna catch this disease, this illness, and pretty much for me there’s a pill that they make. They make an oral chemotherapy. There’s a few different types now. When I first started there was just one.

It’s not like taking Advil. It’s nothing like taking radiation and true chemotherapy, but it does have its side effects. It does have its nastiness about it. But at the end of the day, if you’re lucky enough to just take a pill, I think you’re ahead of the game.”

On the side effect of oral chemotherapy being arthritis:

“I would take a little arthritis than going through radiation any day.”

On how his story can help others suffering from the same illness:

“In a weird way it makes me sad, but it makes my happy too. It makes you feel like, ‘man, this is what had to happen to reach some of these people?’ At the same time, I’m just glad it reached some people. If it reaches one child, that one kid fighting for his life, sitting in his bed by himself and if he can use me as an image to work towards something to drive them.

If that one kid can say, ‘if Roman can do it, I can do it,’ then I think my job is done. If I can be a figure that makes these children – or anybody that’s going through blood cancer – fight a little extra and want to live for an extra day or give them the strength to keep going, to keep pushing through treatments and through life, then I think that my story landed and did what it needed to do.”

Reigns also noted that he couldn’t move much at the beginning of the treatment and that he truly didn’t know if he would ever be able to return to WWE (due to age, family and difficulty of remaining healthy while being on the road for WWE).

        
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