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Roman Reigns Makes Stunning Return
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Roman Reigns Makes Stunning Return

Updated Aug. 23, 2020 11:31 p.m. ET

The Big Dog is back — and he has eyes set on the WWE Universal Championship.

Just moments after Bray Wyatt finished off Braun Strowman at SummerSlam, Roman Reigns made his long-awaited return with a brutal spear on the new champion.

Reigns followed up his ambush on Wyatt with a spear on Strowman outside the ring, before standing tall with the title in hand.

Reigns had been missing from in-ring action since shortly before WrestleMania, when he accepted a challenge from Goldberg for that same Universal Championship.


His absence prompted speculation that Reigns was not performing due to concerns about his health amid the COVID-19 pandemic; in October of 2018, he announced a recurrence of his leukemia, which then went into remission the following February.

However, Reigns clarified in a May interview with TMZ that his absence was actually due to newborn twin boys:

"They're 8 weeks old, so I had to make a decision for them. ... A lot of people think that it was based off of my heath and the history of my fight against leukemia.

"Talking to my doctors and stuff, I actually am fine and my immune system is good. The drugs that I take to fight the leukemia, they don't attack your immune system."

So enjoy your championship win, Bray Wyatt. And lick your wounds, Braun Strowman. It seems you both have a new, familiar challenger back on Friday Night SmackDown.


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