Here are 5 facts about the WWE’s biggest, baddest, up-and-coming bruiser.
5. His first love was football not wrestling.
Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi or Roman Reigns’ played for Pensacola Catholic High School and Escambia High School. In 2006 Reigns, was named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference as a senior while he was playing for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. After stints with the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars, he eventually got signed by Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League and became a part of the team’s practice roster.
No wonder those spears really look like they hurt!
4. He is part of a prominent Samoan wrestling family.
His father Sika, is one half of the former tag team champions, The Wild Samoans. His brother Rosey was also a former WWE superstar. Reigns is also first cousins with Dwayne “The Rock ” Johnson, Yokozuna, the late Umaga and Current WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos and their dad, Rikishi.
Similar to The Rock, The Usos and the rest of his Samoan bloodline, Reigns’ tattoos signify meaningful events and memories in his life. Some sections stand for different stages in his career. While others symbolize various symbolic imagery integral to his personality.
2. He is MARRIED.
Yes ladies, you read it right. He’s taken! Roman Reigns married his long time girlfriend, Galina Becker last December 2014 at Disney’s Castaway Cay,a private island in the Bahamas.
1. Roman Reigns is a proud father!
Joelle, his 7 year old daughter with his wife Galina Becker even appeared in one of WWE’s commercial.
Also check out our article about Roman Reigns’ Wife!
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