Wrestling fans around the world were left stunned during the opening segment of Monday Night RAW this week, as Roman Reigns revealed that his leukemia had returned.
After battling the disease at 22-years-old, The Big Dog manage to overcome the form of cancer by sending it into remission.
Up until Monday, WWE fans - or many backstage for that matter - had no idea of what Reigns had gone through and were understandably shocked when he revealed the news before relinquishing the Universal Championship to head home and spend time with his family.
The emotions were clear, from Seth Rollins to fans on social media, even those backstage as The Shield member met with everyone before leaving the arena after his upsetting announcement.
There's still so much to take in when it comes to Reigns' announcement, as more news is being released as to who already knew and just how many people were in the dark about it and only found out when Reigns kicked off the show.
In a new interview, Triple H has finally broken his silence on the matter.
The Game reiterated that nobody knew about Reigns' struggled with leukemia.
Appearing on New York's Elvis Duran Show, Triple H revealed why Reigns wanted to keep his illness as quiet as possible, stating that he didn't want people thinking he was being pitied and was given things for this reason.
According to Cageside Seats, he said: "This is something that very few people know about.
"He and I have spoken about this, this is something he did not want to put out there until he had reached a certain point in time in his career because he didn’t want people to feel like he was being pitied or given things for a certain reason.
"He wanted to be able to come out at the end and be like ‘Look, I dealt with this the whole time, you can do anything. This is not an end sentence, you know.'"
During the interview, The Game went on to explain that Reigns felt it was the right time to step away and reveal his battle with the illness.
Booking decisions aside, it's clear that Reigns just wanted to be treated like everyone else in the locker room, and it says a lot about his character that he managed to keep his leukemia diagnosis under wraps for so long, yet still reach the top.
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