Everyone is still in shock after Roman Reigns revealed to the world that his leukemia has returned. Reigns relinquished the WWE Universal Championship and it was later announced that a new champion would be crowned at Crown Jewel in a singles match between Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman.
Paul Heyman gave his thoughts and prayers to Reigns during the second hour of the show. Heyman put over Reigns’ courage and sacrifice. Heyman said the “number 1” was the Universal Champion.
The reaction has been pouring in on social media. Here is just a small sample of some of the comments sent to Reigns from fellow Superstars.
‘Courage – strength in the face of pain or grief.’ You have given us your everything including a courageously vulnerable moment. We, your WWE family, give you all of our love and support. #ThankYouRoman #NeverGiveUp
— John Cena (@JohnCena) October 23, 2018
…. He will fight, he will win, he will return stronger, and I will be waiting….
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) October 23, 2018
— King Tez (@MontezFordWWE) October 23, 2018
— Bianca Belair (@BiancaBelairWWE) October 23, 2018
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) October 23, 2018
We luv you man. You got this!
— Zelina Vega (@Zelina_VegaWWE) October 23, 2018
Wow…that's a lot to take in. Strength and well wishes. https://t.co/B7LOAvONK9
— Keith Lee (@RealKeithLee) October 23, 2018
— Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) October 23, 2018
Our job gives us the ability to portray larger than life characters who possess super human qualities and characteristics.
After hearing his story it's very apparent that Joe Anoa'i is just as much of a superhero as "Roman Reigns" is.#ThankYouRoman
— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) October 23, 2018
I'm overseas and I just heard the terrible news about @WWERomanReigns and his battle with Leukemia. Totally shocked. Uce, you are a tough bastard and a true fighter, and you will beat this.
Lots of love.
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) October 23, 2018
You got this homie ?? #ThankYouRoman
— KALISTO (@KalistoWWE) October 23, 2018
— WWE Buddy Murphy (@WWE_Murphy) October 23, 2018
— #WOKEN, yet #BROKEN, Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) October 23, 2018
He’s our locker room leader.
He IS the business.
He’ll be back.
You got this, champ. #ThankYouRoman
— Singh Brothers (@SinghBrosWWE) October 23, 2018
Roman is one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the privilege to share a locker room with. We all knew he was the locker room leader and we all aspired to be like him. Come back stronger than ever my friend #ThankYouRoman @WWERomanReigns
— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) October 23, 2018
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@MustafaAliWWE) October 23, 2018
You’re our Universal Champion. We are with you every step of the way brother.
— Tye Dillinger ? (@WWEDillinger) October 23, 2018
The Man. #ThankYouRoman
— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) October 23, 2018
Sorry to hear about Roman. I know he’s gonna kick this things butt!! #Believedat
— The One And Only! (@KingRicochet) October 23, 2018
— MELLA I$ MONEY (@CarmellaWWE) October 23, 2018
Sending my thoughts and prayers your way @WWERomanReigns … Thank you and stay strong! ????
— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) October 23, 2018
About to board my flight to Newark and hearing news about my #GoodBrother and one of the hardest working, strongest brothers I know @WWERomanReigns , got a pit in my stomach.
My family throwing so many prayers at you..
Love you bro.
— Karl Anderson (@KarlAndersonWWE) October 23, 2018
— SUPERNOVA11 (@NoamDar) October 23, 2018
Thank you Roman ? my love and prayers go out to you and your family ? we are with you!
— Daria Berenato (@SonyaDevilleWWE) October 23, 2018
You got this. #ThankYouRoman
— ONEY Lorcan (@_StarDESTROYER) October 23, 2018
— Ember Moon (@WWEEmberMoon) October 23, 2018
— Aiden English (@WWEDramaKing) October 23, 2018
@WWERomanReigns My Family And I Are Thinking Of You And Are Keeping You In Our Prayers! We Are Here For You! ??????
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) October 23, 2018
— Dean Muhtadi (@MojoRawleyWWE) October 23, 2018
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) October 23, 2018
Thank you @WWERomanReigns ❤️
— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) October 23, 2018
♥️ THANKYOU, @WWERomanReigns. Praying for you and your family.
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) October 23, 2018
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) October 23, 2018
— The Usos (@WWEUsos) October 23, 2018
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) October 23, 2018
— Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) October 23, 2018
Weather you cheered him or booed him he cane out every time and entertained. A guy that busted his ass and worked through something that he could have gotten sympathy for but kept it out of his job and did his job. @WWERomanReigns #ThankYouRoman
— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) October 23, 2018
Absolutely heartbreaking news.
— Candice LeRae (@CandiceLeRae) October 23, 2018
— Jordynne Grace (@JordynneGrace) October 23, 2018
The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.
And I know how tall @WWERomanReigns walks.
Honored to walk with you, Big Uce.
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) October 23, 2018
There are many kids as well as adults out there battling disease, who look up to @WWERomanReigns as the superhero he portrays on tv for strength.Joe has defeated leukemia in the past & will do the same now-as he is also a superhero in real life.Get well soon, you’ve got this Uce. pic.twitter.com/sa9D87ZUhU
— Justin Roberts (@JustinRoberts) October 23, 2018
Positive mindset, focus and belief. Conquer this again. @WWERomanReigns ???
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) October 23, 2018
— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) October 23, 2018
Prayers go out to @WWERomanReigns Guerrero Family is with you, Uce!
— Chavo Guerrero jr. (@mexwarrior) October 23, 2018
Love him or hate him that's some pretty shitty news from @WWERomanReigns and terrible to hear
— Brian Cage (@MrGMSI_BCage) October 23, 2018
— Scott Armstrong (@WWEArmstrong) October 23, 2018
from one badd ass to another @WWERomanReigns you got this! Many thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
— Kip sopp (@RealBillyGunn) October 23, 2018
— MARIA MENOUNOS (@mariamenounos) October 23, 2018
@WWERomanReigns you’re a champ for a reason, fight through like you did before. Much love uce, praying for and you and the fam always.
— Tanga Loa (@TangaloaNJPW) October 23, 2018
— Cary Silkin (@rohcary) October 23, 2018