Who is Roman Reigns and their Biography

The ex-Canadian football player has won not only the WWE championship but also cancer. And now he is healthy and doing great in his wrestling career.

It shows that he is quite a positive person and inspires many of us to stay positive and live a happy and successful life. This is another reason why people love him a lot.

Moreover, most of his fans worldwide only know him as a professional wrestler, but he has been a professional football player in his earlier life. It means he has also lived the life of a professional NFL footballer.

If nothing, the wrestler is well known for his stylish haircuts. To know many more facts about his career and personal life, stay up to the end with this article.

Besides, you will undoubtedly be inspired by the achievements he has received in several fields. Now let’s have a look at the quick facts about Roman Reigns.

His dad, Sika Anoa’i, and his uncle, Afa Anoa’i, are the former WWE Tag Team Champions known as “Wild Samoans.” And they had won 21 Championships in the pro-wrestling circuit in their career.

Besides his parents, Roman has three sisters named Vanessa Anoa’iMyritza Anoa’i, and Summer Anoa’i, and a brother Matthew Anoa’i.

Moreover, Matthew Anoa’i was also a pro wrestler. Under Rosey’s ring name, he and the Hurricane captured the WWE Tag team championship.

Rosey’s wrestling career ended due to heart failure with his untimely death in 2017.

As for his education, Roman attended Pensacola Catholic High, and later, he switched to Escambia High School.

After that, he joined the Georgia Institute of Technology college and achieved a degree in management.

How old is Roman Reigns? Age, Height, and Body measurements

Having born on May 25, 1985, makes Roman age 35 years old at the moment. Not to mention, Reigns’ birthday falls under the star sign of Gemini.

And from what we know, his personality is supposed to be enthusiastic, energetic, and stubborn. Moving on, Roman stands at the height of 6 feet 3 inches (191 cm) and weighs 130kg (280 lbs).

Added to that, Reign’s also has a robust body, measuring 52 inches of the chest, 36 inches of waist, and 20 inches of biceps.

Moreover, he does intense workouts and follows strict diet plans to remain in shape and maintain his body.

Likewise, Roman eats healthy food most of the time, containing high protein, carbs, vitamins, and minerals. He mostly likes to eat meat, chicken, and steak as a part of his meals.

Other than that, Reigns has got a pair of Brown-colored eyes and long black hair. Not to mention, most of the time, he wears contact lenses to make his eyes look blue.

Roman Reigns | Football Career

Roman began his career as a college footballer and played at the ‘Canadian Football League’ (CFL). He played soccer for three years at Pensacola Catholic High School and one year at Escambia High School.

In his final year, the Pensacola News Journal had elected him as defensive Player of the year. Moreover, he was also selected to the first All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team in 2006.

Roman Reigns while playing football.

There he won the All-ACC First-Team Awards with 40 tackles, two fumbles, and 4.5 sacks. In 2007 he was drafted and signed by Minnesota Vikings in NFL.

Similarly, in 2008, he was selected by the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL), where he played for one season wearing jersey number 99. And on November 10, 2008, he retired from his football career.

WWE Championships

After taking retirement from the football careerhe is contractually bound to WWE, in which he performs at the SmackDown brand with the ring name Roman Reigns.

In 2010, he signed a contract with ‘WWE’ and was part of the ‘Developmental Territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).

He made his debut FCW on August 19, 2010, in a 15-man royal rumble with Alex Riley and was the winner.

WWE renamed FCW to NXT in August 2012, and Roman, with the new ring identity of Roman Reigns, started his career on the October 31 episode of NXT by beating CJ Parker.

In November 2012, he made his main squad debut, including Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as “The Shield”. Reigns, as a team member of The Shield, won many matches.

In WrestleMania 32, he had a match with Triple h and won the WWE world heavyweight champion title for the third time, becoming more popular in Wrestling.

Roman Reigns with WWE championship

Later, he also became the United States Champion on September 25, 2016, by defeating Rusev in a clash of champions’ paper view.

Furthermore, on November 20, 2017, in Monday Night Raw, he took the intercontinental championship from the MIZ.

In this way, Roman also became the WWE grand slam champion. Not to mention, the biggest win of Roman was in WrestleMania 33, where he defeated WWE’s legend, The Under Taker.

In 2018, he also won the universal championship by defeating the Broke Lesner in the summer slam.

Battle with Cancer

It is a universal truth that everything in the globe is changeable except time. Similarly, Roman’s life also turned on October 22, 2018.

Roman revealed that he would temporarily be out of the ring as his cancer had risen. His announcement shock waves throughout the sports and entertainment world.

That time, he quickly went into remission, but he has been fighting the disease since then.

Moreover, Roman was again diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), which is a slowly progressing disease that is typically caught doing routine bloodwork.

After numerous treatments, Roman made his WWE return after a 5-month absence on February 25, 2019, where he revealed that his leukemia is recovering once again.

In February 2019, Reigns returned to the ring of WWE and announced the remission of his disease.

A few weeks later, his squat team The Shield had a match against LesleyCubin, and McIntyre, which ended, favoring Shield’s victory.

Check out some Awards & Achievements of Roman Reigns:

  • In 2014, he was awarded the ‘Slammy Award’ for ‘Superstar of the Year.’
  • On September 25, 2016, he defeated Rusev in the ‘Clash of Champions.
  • Reigns beat The Miz in 2017 and claimed his first Intercontinental Championship. He beat Brock Lesnar the following year and won his early career ‘Universal Championship.’

How much is Roman Reigns worth? Salary and Net Worth 2021

Roman has achieved a lot during his comparatively brief career, and his popularity is just increasing with time.

Likewise, his pay is seen increasing as WWE is continuously making efforts to promote him as the company’s face. Moreover, Roman is one of the highest-paid wrestlers in WWE.

According to reports, the WWE superstar has a net worth of $15 million as of 2021. Likewise, he receives an annual salary of $5 million and above.

However, this is not his only source of income, as Roman also acts in movies and has cash-rich endorsements. He is one of the richest WWE Superstars in the current times.

Not to mention, Roman owns a Lamborghini HurricaneRange Rover, Toyota FrontrunnerMercedes Benz SUV, and many more other cars.

Roman Reigns |Tattoo

Roman Reigns has a Polynesian-inspired tattoo crafted by the prominent tattoo specialist ‘Samoan Mike’ Michael Fatutoa. His Tattoo, which took almost 17 hours to create, is a sign of the Anoa’i family.

Roman Reigns tattoo

According to Roman, his Tattoo stands for courage, fairness, justice, and true sportsmanship. Moreover, he also has a tiny tattoo of a turtle on his inner wrist, which is devoted to his daughter Joelle.