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Cameras pick up what Braun Strowman said backstage to Roman Reigns on RAW

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On Monday Night Raw this past week, Roman Reigns stood in front of the world, laid the Universal title down and announced he is stepping away from the WWE to recover from Leukemia.

This is the second time in the 33-year-old's life has had to battle the life-threatening illness and the first time around, Reigns spent around 10 months on the shelf from playing American Football.

His promo talked about how he will beat cancer's ass and it wasn't a retirement speech and reports have since emerged to suggest that very, very few people in the WWE knew the news until Roman broke it.

His Shield brothers - Seth Rollins and, we guess formerly now, Dean Ambrose - obviously knew enough to join him on the stage in a very emotional moment.

However, WWE cameras also caught what happened when Reigns walked back through the curtain.

After Triple H and Shawn Michaels - who appeared as D-Generation X on the show - embraced the Big Dog, Paul Heyman was next.

The first full-time superstar to approach Reigns? Longtime rival and adversary, Braun Strowman.

Although fans weren't meant to hear what the superstars were saying to each other, fans were able to make out Strowman's touching words to Reigns.

"Brother, I'm here for you. Anything. You know that. Alright? Anytime."

There's no need to preserve kayfabe in instances like this. Reigns is literally fighting for his life and as fans have been able to see from the plethora of tweets from WWE superstars, Reigns was and is a true locker room leader in the company.

Naturally, there is no timeframe for Reigns' return and details of what kind of leukemia he is dealing with haven't been disclosed, but it's clear the former four-time world champion has the world supporting him.

Ambrose would turn heel at the end of Raw and that wasn't meant to happen until Survivor Series. However, with the news about Reigns, Vince McMahon decided to speed up the process to compensate for the main event scene on Raw.

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Furthermore, Strowman and Elias were turned face as McMahon reshuffled his deck.

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