Roman Reigns is one of the most famous wrestlers in WWE history. He has a wrestling background as well, and his father and many cousins are wrestlers too. He is not only a wrestler but also an actor and Canadian Football player. He started his career as a football player, but it didn’t work out well, so he chose wrestling.
Early Life of Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns’ real name is Leati Joseph Anoa’i. He was born in a place called Pensacola, Florida, on 25th May 1985.
Family and Wife
Roman Reigns was born on a legendary family that has a legacy for professional wrestling, and that family is the American Samoan Anoa’i family. Patricia Anoa’i is his mother, and Sika Anoa’i is his father. Reigns’ father is a member of the “The Wild Samoans” that was a great WWE tag team.
He has three siblings; one brother and two sisters (one is a half-sister). His brother was a wrestler too, whose name is Matthew Anoa’i, also known as Rosey. But, he passed away in 2017. Vanessa Anoa’i is his sister, and Summer Anoa’i is his half-sister.
He completed his studies at Pensacola Catholic High School and then Escambia High School. Both schools are in Florida. But, he took his further education from the Georgia Institute of Technology and majors in Management.
His height is 6 feet and 3 inches or 1.91 meters. His weight is 120 kg or 265 lbs. The best fact about Roman is that he has the most muscular bodies in the field of wrestling. His body measurements are 36 inches of waist, 52 inches of the chest, and 20 inches of biceps. Besides, he has long black hair and Hazel colored eyes too.
Roman Reigns started his career as a football player:
He wanted to become a professional football player, and he loves football too. Besides, the interesting fact is he is a Canadian football player too. He played a total of nine professional matches. He was signed in NFL by Minnesota Vikings in 2007 and released later the same month. In the same year, Jacksonville Jaguars signed him too and then again released him within a week. After that, he retired from football so that he can take wrestling seriously.
His professional life as a wrestler started in 2010 when he signed to WWE and was also assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling or FCW. In September of the following year, he made the first debut in the ring.
If I talk about his partnership, he made the first partnership and formed a tag team with the wrestler named Donny Marlow in 2011. In 2012, he, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins became a part of the Shield. In that year, Roman became the Tag Team Champion of WWE with Rollins. They defeated Team Hell No to become the champion.
Then the most special year in Roman’s life came that is 2015, when he became the Survivor Series WWE World Heavyweight Champion. On WrestleMania 32, he defeated Triple H and took the title of the World Heavyweight Champion. In 2016, Roman was drafted to WWE RAW. In September of the following year, he defeated Rousey and became WWE United States Champion.
Roman Reigns has defeated many big-shot wrestlers in his career, for example, Kevin Owens, Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and many more. His strength and popularity give him nicknames like First Class, The Juggernaut, The Big Dog, and The Power House.