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Roman Reigns

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Real name: Leati Joseph Anoa’i (known as Joe Anoa’i)
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 265 lbs.
Date of birth: May 25, 1985
Born: Pensacola, Florida
Pro debut: 2010
Trained by: Afa & Sika Anoa’i, FCW
Finishing move: Moment of Silence


– Prior to beginning his wrestling career, Anoa’i had spells with the Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars and Edmonton Eskimos
– Anoa’i signed a WWE development deal in 2010 and was assigned to FCW
– On August 19, 2010, Anoa’i (as Roman Leakee, later shortened to Leakee) made his FCW debut in a Battle Royal match
– On February 3, 2011, Leakee & Donny Marlow defeated FCW Tag Team Champions Damien Sandow & Titus O’Neil by DQ
– On February 12, 2011, Leakee & Marlow again defeated Sandow & O’Neil by DQ
– On April 14, 2011, Leakee fought FCW Champion Lucky Cannon to a double-DQ
– On June 15, 2012, Leakee & Mike Dalton defeated Corey Graves & Jake Carter to win the FCW Tag Team Titles. They retained the titles in the rematch one week later
– In July 2012, Leakee began working main roster house shows, defeating Curt Hawkins (on Raw) and Heath Slater (on Smackdown)
– In early September 2012, Leakee changed his ring name to Roman Reigns
– At Survivor Series 2012, Reigns (alongside Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins) interfered in the WWE Championship match to gift the win to CM Punk
– The next night on Raw, the group christened themselves ‘The Shield’. They would routinely interfere in matches on Raw and Smackdown over the next few weeks, attacking (among others) Randy Orton, Team Hell No and Sheamus
– At TLC 2012, The Shield defeated Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) & Ryback in a TLC Match
– In 2013, The Shield began appearing in NXT
– On January 7, 2013, The Shield again gifted a WWE Title match to CM Punk by attacking Ryback
– At Wrestlemania 29, The Shield defeated The Big Show, Randy Orton, and Sheamus
– The Shield (Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) defeated Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) at Extreme Rules ’13 in St. Louis, MO, to capture the WWE Tag Team titles
– At Payback ’13, The Shield defeated Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton
– At Night of Champions ’13, The Shield (Reigns & Rollins) defeated The Prime Time Players (Darren Young & Titus O’Neil) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At Survivor Series ’13, The Shield & The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger) defeated Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Rey Mysterio & The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) in an Elimination Match
– At WrestleMania XXX, The Shield defeated Kane & The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg)
– At Extreme Rules ’14, The Shield defeated Evolution (Triple H, Batista & Randy Orton)
– At Payback ’14, The Shield defeated Evolution in a No Holds Barred Elimination Match
– The next night on Raw, Rollins turned on The Shield, signalling the end of the faction
– At Summerslam ’14, Reigns defeated Randy Orton
– On September 20, 2014, Reigns was forced out of action due to a hernia
– On December 8, 2014, Reigns returned to television to collect his Slammy Award for Superstar of the Year
– Reigns won the 2015 Royal Rumble match to earn a WWE title shot against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31

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