Edge praises Roman Reigns following sad leukemia announcement on RAW

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Although several weeks have passed since the sad announcement, fans are still processing that Roman Reigns is suffering from leukemia once more.

The Big Dog has been forced to step away from the WWE and has since relinquished the Universal Championship, with Brock Lesnar the champion once more.


Storylines had to be rushed following the announcement, such as Dean Ambrose turning heel when he attacked Seth Rollins, but fans are rightfully hopeful that they'll see Reigns in action again down the line.

Braun Strowman is a face again and emotions have been running high ever since.

When it comes to sad announcements in the middle of the ring, WWE Hall of Famer Edge is someone who is familiar with what it must feel like, even if his was an entirely different issue and now, he's had his say on Reigns' announcement.

When Sports Illustrated caught up with the former WWE Champion, he explained that he felt upset but believed Reigns didn't want anyone to feel that way when the announcement was made.


According to NoDQ, he said: "I had to retire due to injury, but in this case, we’re talking life or death.

"This is leukemia, a thing you don’t expect to hear from a guy who is in the prime of his career and looks like a superhero. The first thing I felt when I heard the news was sad, but I don’t think Roman wants people to feel that way.

“I feel for him, but the best thing he can do is surround himself with his family, and that’s what he’s doing.

"As long as he gets healthy, who cares if he ever wrestles again? I watched him on Raw and thought that moment had to be really, really difficult, but he handled it with poise and class.”

Edge also discussed that he was excited to feature in the storyline between Becky Lynch and Charlotte, using SmackDown LIVE as a platform to further their feud.

He added: "It’s always great to pop back, but I want to further a storyline. I don’t want to just come back and do a comedy backstage skit. I can’t physically put someone over, but I can feel very confident in my ability to tell a story through a promo.

“That’s what Mick Foley does when he comes back, and that’s what I want to do. So when I heard I was with Becky and Charlotte, they have one of the best stories in wrestling, and I knew I could help further their story along.” 

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