Video: Roman Reigns Announces His Cancer Is in Remission in WWE Raw Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 26, 2019

MIAMI, FL- SEPTEMBER 01: Roman Reigns looks on during the WWE Smackdown on September 1, 2015 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Ron ElkmanSports Imagery/Getty Images)
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Roman Reigns' cancer is in remission, and the former world champion is back in WWE.

During the Oct. 22, 2018, edition of Raw, Reigns announced he had been diagnosed with leukemia 11 years ago. The cancer had returned, which forced him to drop the WWE Universal Championship and take an indefinite leave of absence.

Reigns provided an update Monday night to open Raw.

That wasn't Reigns' only involvement on the show.

Dean Ambrose was on the receiving end of a four-on-one beatdown at the hands of Elias, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin. Reigns and Seth Rollins arrived to help even up the odds a little more.

Reigns hit Lashley with a Superman punch before delivering the Spear to McIntyre. He and Rollins shared a knowing glance with Ambrose as they headed back up the entrance ramp.

Reigns had been a somewhat divisive figure among WWE fans in recent years. That changed last fall when his leukemia forced everybody to put things into perspective. Reigns referenced the outpouring of support he received.

He was clearly overcome with emotion as took to the microphone Monday, and that sentiment was shared on social media:

With WrestleMania 35 on April 7, the company may wait until after its biggest pay-per-view to involve him in any sort of marquee feud.

Considering he dropped the universal title without losing it, Reigns would arguably be the first in line to challenge the winner of Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins at WrestleMania.

WWE can sort that all out at a later date, though. Hearing that Reigns' cancer is in remission was all the fans needed to kick off Raw.