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Fans spot Ronda Rousey's emotional tribute to Roman Reigns after Evolution win

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The wrestling world is still in shock with the news that Roman Reigns is suffering with leukaemia.

The Big Dog relinquished his Universal title last week at the top of Monday Night Raw and he has received an outpouring of love and support since his announcement.

And that's not just from the WWE. Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling and a host of independent stars have all publicly backed Reigns in his fight against cancer.

In the ring, some superstars have even been paying tribute to a man that many have called 'a locker room leader'.

The Usos made sure to cock their fist before delivering their top-rope splash on SmackDown and there has been several nods to the Shield man at live events, too.

At Evolution on Sunday night, the WWE's first-ever all-women's pay-per-view, Tamina and Nia Jaxdid Reigns' trademark howl before the Shield's triple-powerbomb, but there was another tribute that went under the radar.

After beating Nikki Bella for the Raw Women's title, Ronda Rousey scaled the top rope and sent an emotional message to the Big Dog.

As you can see from the video below, Rousey told Roman: “Keep fighting, Roman! All the women are behind you! You got this! Beat leukemia again! We love you!”

Another woman to speak on Roman's ordeal is Stephanie McMahon. The Raw commissioner paid tribute to Reigns' strength and how he wanted to make his fight a positive thing.

Speaking to Sky Sports at WWE's New York Office, McMahon said: "It was a first-time-ever occurrence the we had Roman go in the ring on Monday Night Raw and announce he has leukaemia, and that he had had leukaemia 11 years ago and that it was in remission, but it's now come back. He just said 'look, my real name is Joe and I want to be a voice for change.'

"'I want to do this for positive not to make anyone feel bad. I want to let people know what I'm doing because I'm going to win and I'm going to kick cancer's butt'."

Roman & Rousey

McMahon said: "It was a very inspiring, empowering and real moment for all of us.

"The outpouring of support from all of WWE has been incredible. What's most touching is some of the kids we'd worked with as part of paediatric awareness month, Roman had been part of meeting these kids and bringing them to the show, and they created a video for Roman, these kids - fighting cancer - saying 'you can do it Roman, we're in this with you, you can do this'."

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