Roman Reigns is one of the most popular WWE superstars today. He is WWE World Heavyweight Champion and has held other titles as well. But what else is there to know about this wrestler? In this blog post, we will take a look at Roman Reigns’ biography. We will explore his early life, his wrestling career, and some other interesting facts about him. So if you are a fan of Roman Reigns or just want to learn more about him, read on!
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Roman Reigns’ Early Life
Joe Anoa’i was born on May 25, 1985, in Pensacola, Florida. His father, Sika Anoa’i, is part of the tag team The Wild Samoans. Joe has four sisters and two brothers, including Rosey and Matt Anoa’i of 3 Minute Warning fame. He played football at Escambia High School and Penberthy Intensive Recovery Center. He then attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, but he was quickly released from his scholarship due to a series of injuries.
Anoa’i then worked several odd jobs including as a bouncer and a mortgage broker before being discovered by WWE talent scout Jim Ross while working out at a gym in Tampa, Florida. Ross helped him get a tryout with WWE which led to him being signed to a developmental contract in 2010.
Roman Reigns’ Career
Roman Reigns is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand. Reigns is a four-time world champion in WWE, having held the WWE Championship three times and the Universal Championship once. He is also a one-time United States Champion, a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a one-time Tag Team Champion (with Seth Rollins), and a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion (with Dean Ambrose).
Reigns made his main roster debut in November 2012 alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as The Shield. The trio won the WWE Tag Team Championship twice before disbanding in June 2014. Reigns went on to pursue singles competition and became a two-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, holding the title for a combined 170 days. In October 2019 at Hell in a Cell, Reigns defeated “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt to win the Universal Championship for the first time.
In 2015 and 2016, PWI ranked Reigns as the number one wrestler in their annual Top 500 list; this made him the only wrestler to top their list more than once since its inception in 1991. Also in 2016, he was ranked as ESPN’s third most famous active athlete in their poll behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James respectively with eight percent of voting fans calling him their favorite active athlete while being ranked as the most liked wrestler by those same voters that year.
Roman Reigns’ Family Life
Roman Reigns has been married to Galina Joelle Becker since 2014. The couple has three children together: twins Jai and Joelle, born in December 2014, and son Roman Reigns Jr., born in December 2016.
Roman Reigns’ wife, Galina Joelle Becker, is a former professional wrestler and model. She is of Russian descent and was born in the United States. The couple met while both were working for WWE.
Galina Joelle Becker is also an actress, appearing in the film Counting on You (2018) and the television series Total Divas (2013-present).
Roman Reigns as a WWE Super Star
Roman Reigns is one of the most popular WWE Superstars. He has held the WWE Universal Championship and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He is also a former United States Champion.
Reigns were born in Pensacola, Florida, on May 25, 1985. He is of Samoan descent and is a member of the Anoa’i family, which includes several other professional wrestlers. Reigns’ cousins include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso).
Reigns began his professional wrestling career in 2010 when he signed with WWE’s developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He made his debut on FCW television in June 2010.
In 2012, Reigns made his main roster debut as part of The Shield alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. The Shield quickly rose to prominence, winning their first WWE Tag Team Championship in 2013. They would go on to hold the titles for a total of six months before losing them to Cody Rhodes and Goldust at WrestleMania XXX.
After The Shield disbanded in 2014, Reigns entered into a singles career. He won the 2015 Royal Rumble match, lastly eliminating Big Show to become the first person to win back-to-back Royal Rumbles. This led to him receiving a title opportunity against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31 for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which he failed to win after being defeated by Lesnar via submission.