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Shawn Michaels talks about Roman Reigns’ battle with leukemia

Roman Reigns stirred up the WWE Universe with a bombshell a few weeks ago where he revealed that he would be relinquishing the Universal Championship due to the return of his leukemia. As per recent reports, the former champion has begun his treatment for the same.

Mr WrestleMania Shawn Michaels was recently involved in the promotion of his upcoming movie Marine 6 with Comicbook.com. During the talk, Shawn Michaels discussed Reigns’ condition by saying:

“It’s someone in your line work, a person that you know, a person that you understand is a leader of this locker room, a leader of this generation, a role that once you have played or have seen other people play and understanding that that guy is going through something tough. And for us, that’s when it gets real.

“We live in a constant world of make-believe. and on one hand, it’s the greatest thing in the world because it allows none of us to have to grow up and become adults. Every now and then real life comes in an throws you something in your face that makes you understand that real life does happen. And also to appreciate the time that we have with each other.

Michales being no stranger to leave the pro wrestling business due to health issues went on to praise Roman Reigns’ character. Michaels elaborated:

“To understand that that’s something he’s fought through before, that was a revelation I don’t think anyone knew about. It’s encouraging on one hand, but it helps you understand and get to know him. He could have used that to help in the wrestling business to help him “get over” but that was something the human being, who he is, the real-life person didn’t want to do that he just wanted to put that behind him, go on his own merit, go on his own ability and be judged on that. And that speaks to the real character behind that young man.

The Heartbreak Kid was one of the first people to comfort The Big Dog backstage as seen in the video below.