45 Facts About Roman Reigns


Roman Reigns is the leader of The Bloodline stable and a member of wrestling's renowned Anoa'i family.


Roman Reigns then played a full season for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos in 2008 before his release and retirement from football.


Roman Reigns then pursued a career in professional wrestling and was signed by WWE in 2010, reporting to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling.


Under the ring name Roman Reigns, he made his main roster debut in 2012 as a member of The Shield alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.


Roman Reigns is a six-time world champion in WWE, having held the WWE Championship four times and the WWE Universal Championship twice.


Roman Reigns is a one-time WWE United States Champion, a one-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion, the 2015 Royal Rumble winner, and the 2014 Superstar of the Year.


Roman Reigns tied the WWE record for most eliminations in a Survivor Series match with four in the 2013 event and previously held the record for most eliminations in a Royal Rumble match with 12 in the 2014 event.


Roman Reigns has headlined numerous pay-per-view events, including WWE's flagship event WrestleMania seven times.


Roman Reigns later said that he considers Bret Hart his wrestling idol.


Roman Reigns was named to the first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 2006 and earned All-ACC first-team honors with 40 tackles, two recovered fumbles and 4.5 sacks.


Roman Reigns was diagnosed with leukemia after his team physical and was released later that month.


Roman Reigns made his televised debut on August 19,2010, using the ring name Roman Leakee, in a 15-man battle royal, which was won by Alex Riley.


Roman Reigns failed to win the championship when he lost to Kruger the following week.


Roman Reigns made his main roster television debut as on November 18,2012 at the Survivor Series pay-per-view event alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, assaulting Ryback during the triple threat main event for the WWE Championship, allowing CM Punk to retain the title, thus establishing themselves as villains.


At the Royal Rumble on January 26,2014, Roman Reigns entered the Royal Rumble match at number 15 and went on to eliminate 12 competitors in the match, a record that was later broken by Braun Strowman in 2018.


Roman Reigns would be the runner-up in the match after being lastly eliminated by Batista.


Roman Reigns then entered the 2015 Royal Rumble match on January 25, which he won after lastly eliminating Rusev, therefore granting him a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 31.


James Caldwell of the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter in February 2015 on Roman Reigns's background compared to that of his Shield teammates.


Immediately afterward, Sheamus cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and defeated Roman Reigns, thus ending Roman Reigns' reign after only five minutes.


Roman Reigns managed to win after overcoming interferences from McMahon, Del Rio and Rusev, regaining the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the process.


Roman Reigns was forced by McMahon to defend his championship in the 2016 Royal Rumble match on January 24,2016.


On July 19 at the 2016 WWE draft, Roman Reigns was drafted to the Raw brand.


Later in the event, Roman Reigns entered at number 30 in the Royal Rumble match, eliminating Bray Wyatt, Chris Jericho, and The Undertaker before being last eliminated by Randy Orton.


The next night on Raw, Roman Reigns opened the show to ten minutes of severe boos and chants from the crowd, attempting to stop him from speaking, before simply stating "This is my yard now" and leaving the ring.


Roman Reigns then resumed his feud with Strowman, after Strowman kayfabe injured Roman Reigns's shoulder.


The next night on Raw, Roman Reigns described his victory over Cena as the biggest win in his career.


Roman Reigns was replaced by Kurt Angle and The Shield went on to win the match.


Roman Reigns competed in the 2018 Royal Rumble match on January 28, but was the last participant eliminated by eventual winner Shinsuke Nakamura.


Roman Reigns went on to reignite his feud with Braun Strowman, who was the Money in the Bank holder.


Roman Reigns was first diagnosed in May 2007 when he was signed to the Minnesota Vikings, and went into remission around two years after the initial diagnosis.


On February 25,2019, Roman Reigns made his return to Raw, revealing that his leukemia was in remission to a huge ovation from the crowd.


Roman Reigns then challenged Shane to a match at Super ShowDown, which the latter accepted.


Nonetheless, Roman Reigns found additional footage that showed Rowan pushing over the equipment.


Roman Reigns responded by spearing Corbin and allowing him to be eliminated.


At the Royal Rumble on January 26,2020, Roman Reigns defeated Corbin in a falls count anywhere match, after receiving assistance from The Usos.


Roman Reigns has done everything that they can to make it the safest work environment possible.


Roman Reigns then began a rivalry with his cousin Jey Uso.


Immediately after the match, Roman Reigns would be confronted by a returning Brock Lesnar.


Roman Reigns was scheduled to defend his title against Lesnar at the Day 1 event on January 1,2022, but the match was canceled as a result of Roman Reigns testing positive for COVID-19.


At the Royal Rumble on January 28,2023, Roman Reigns successfully defended the titles against Kevin Owens for the fourth time.


At Night 2 of WrestleMania 39, Roman Reigns entered his seventh WrestleMania main event to a symphony of pianos.


Ultimately, Roman Reigns successfully retained the titles against Rhodes after interference from Sikoa.


Roman Reigns has since appeared as Roman Reigns in WWE 2K14, WWE 2K15, WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, WWE 2K20, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, WWE 2K22, and WWE 2K23.


Roman Reigns makes regular appearances on fellow wrestler Xavier Woods' comedic YouTube channel UpUpDownDown under the nickname "The Merchandise".


On December 31,2019, Roman Reigns appeared on Fox's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey, where he defeated Dolph Ziggler in a pre-taped match.