Reigns was born into the Anoa’i family to Sika and Patricia Anoa’i. His father Sika is a WWE Hall of Famer and was part of a tag team known as ‘The Wild Samoans.’
Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi (born May 25, 1985, Pensacola, Florida, United States) is an American professional wrestler, actor and former professional gridiron football player better known by his in-ring name Roman Reigns.
Reigns was born into the Anoa’i family to Sika and Patricia Anoa’i. His father Sika is a WWE Hall of Famer and was part of a tag team known as ‘The Wild Samoans.’ Reigns is half Samoan and half Italian. He also had a brother named Rosey who passed away in 2017. Rosey too wrestled in the WWE. As a member of the Anoaʻi family, he is a cousin to former professional wrestlers Yokozuna, Rikishi, Umaga, The Tonga Kid, The Usos and The Rock.
Reigns attended Pensacola Catholic High School and Escambia High School, before going on to major in management at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
In 2018, Reigns announced that he was re-diagnosed with leukaemia after 11 years and that he would be taking a hiatus. He made his return on February 25, 2019, to announce his leukaemia was in remission, where he received a huge ovation from the crowd.
|Name||Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi|
|DOB||25 May 1985, 36 years|
|Occupation||Professional wrestler, Actor|
|Professional Name||Roman Reigns|
Reigns signed a developmental contract with WWE in 2010 and was drafted to FCW. He lost to Ritchie Steamboat in his debut match in FCW. He got his first win against Fahd Rakman. In 2012, he changed his name to Roman Reigns.
He made his main roster debut at Survivor Series in 2012 alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose as part of the SHIELD. They attacked Ryback and helped CM Punk retain the WWE title and established themselves as the bad guys in the process.
The SHIELD ran riot from 2012 to 2014 till they were dissolved. Roman Reigns started to appear as a singles competitor for the first time. He feuded with John Cena as the company pushed him to be the face but it backfired as the fans did not like him.
Reigns entered the 2015 Royal Rumble and won, which gave him a WrestleMania opportunity against Brock Lesnar. At WrestleMania, Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and took the WWE title.
Roman won his first WWE championship in 2015 after he defeated Dean Ambrose at Survivor Series but that win was short-lived as Sheamus successfully cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to take the title away from him.
In 2016, Reigns defeated Rusev to win the United States championship. He also won his first universal championship at SummerSlam in 2018 where he defeated Brock Lesnar. Reigns went on to reignite his feud with Braun Strowman, who was the Money in the Bank holder. However, on October 22, 2018, Reigns relinquished the title and announced his hiatus on Raw, revealing that his leukaemia had returned after 11 years of privately battling it and being in remission. Following this announcement, Reigns would go on an indefinite hiatus to receive treatment. On February 25, 2019, Reigns made his return to Raw, revealing that his leukaemia was once again in remission to a huge ovation from the crowd.
Since 2020, Roman has been on a tear in the company as the Tribal Chief. He is the longest-reigning Universal Champion in history and is set to take on WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in a title unification bout at WrestleMania 38.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
WWE Universal Championship (2 times)
WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
WWE United States Championship (1 time)
WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time)
Royal Rumble (2015)
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament (2015)
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|Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw||2019|
|The Wrong Missy||2020|
Roman Reigns married fitness model Galina Becker in 2014 at Disney’s Castaway Cay Bahamas. They first met in 2006 when they were students at Georgia Institute of Technology. They had their first child, a daughter named Joelle in 2008. The couple then had twin boys in 2016 and another pair of twins in 2020. They reside in Tampa, Florida.
Yes, The Rock and Roman Reigns are related to each other. High Chief Peter Maivia, Dwayne johnson’s grandfather, and Roman Reigns’ grandfather Amituanai Anoa’i are blood brothers. Lia Maivia Johnson, The Rock’s mother, and Sika Anoa’i, Roman Reigns’ father are cousins.
Roman Reigns is a devout Christian and practices Roman Catholicism.
Roman Reigns always looked up to Bret Hart as his wrestling idol.
The Wolf of Wall Street is the favourite movie of Roman Reigns.