The Samoans may be a small community. However, they have a large representation at the WWE. Some of the greatest wrestlers such as Yokozuna, Rikishi, and Umaga are members of this community. There is a recent addition to the WWE from this Samoan family in the name of Roman Reigns.
Born on 25 May 1985 in Pensacola, Florida, Roman Reigns is a former professional Canadian football player. Subsequently he became a professional wrestler with the WWE. He fights under the RAW banner. His real name is Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoa’i.
His father and uncle were prominent wrestlers in their own right. He has other wrestlers as his cousins namely, Umaga. Rikishi, Yokozuna. Even the famed wrestler The Rock is a distant cousin of Roman Reigns.
Roman Reigns had a healthy body right since childhood. Even though wrestling ran in his veins, he was more of an avid footballer having represented his school and college in football championships. He went on to play professional football for Canada before retiring from the sport in 2008.
He then turned to his family sport of WWE in 2010. He formed a partnership with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins and named it, The Shield. Roman fought under the banner until 2014 after which he started his singles forays into the ring. Since 2014, he had a successful career in the WWE, RAW faction.
He won the World Heavyweight Championship three times. Teaming up with Seth Rollins, he won the World Tag Team Championships. He has won the 2015 Royal Rumble series. He has many other records such as affecting the most number of eliminations in the Survivor Series in 2013 as well as the Royal Rumble in 2014.
Roman Reigns has a striking personality thereby prompting the WWE to announce that he will be the next “Face of the Company.” The crowds have their own favorites. Roman Reigns does not find much favor with the audience.
Roman Reigns had an illustrious WWE career. However, he did not have a good start to his career having lost more bouts in the initial stages. This forced him to form a team, The Shield. This team had three intelligent fighters capable of taking on the best as a team. Roman Reigns has been involved in many backroom dealings in the WWE. This is nothing new in this sport. More deals happen backstage than in the ring. Roman Reigns maintains a grudge against some stars such as John Cena, CM Punk, etc. The year 2014 saw Roman Reigns leave the Shield to try his luck as a singles wrestler. He had met with moderate success thereafter. He has been the proverbial bad kid at times earning a couple of suspensions on the way.
On the personal front, he has a daughter from his wife, Galina Joelle Becker.
Education: Roman Reigns had his initial schooling in Florida. He used to play football as well for his school, the Pensacola Catholic School and the Escambia High School. After completing his schooling, he went to Georgia Institute of Technology. He represented them in football as well. He narrowly missed selection to the NFL. Hence, he moved to Minnesota Vikings and subsequently to Canada.
Roman Reigns Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $6.3 Million US Dollars
Roman Reigns is a late entrant into the WWE. Hence, you see he might be having a net worth if around $6.3 million US dollars as of 2017. Prior to that, he was part of the team, The Shield. Compared to the big boys of the WWE, Roman Reigns is an inexperienced fellow. He is yet to learn the tricks of the trade. However, age and looks are on his side. The WWE planned to have Roman Reigns as their next face of the Company. However, the audiences do not find favor with this suggestion.
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Roman Reigns has a striking personality. He featured in a Fatherhood Involvement TV Spot “Tea Pot” advertisement along with his daughter. The WWE proposes to have him as the face of WWE in the near future.
Roman Reigns is active on the wrestling scene. He is an intelligent fighter capable of surprising his opponents with guile. He has made the ‘Superman Punch’ his own. He literally packs a great punch with that signature move. He has plans to move up the ladder and earn name and fame in the WWE in the future.
Wrestling is in his genes. In spite of this fact, his first love has been football. It was only after his retirement from the sport that he took up wrestling as a profession. An intelligent man, he is sure to shine in this profession as well.