A shocked wrestling community offered well wishes, thoughts and prayers.
Well wishes poured in for WWE superstar Roman Reigns after he shocked the wrestling world on Monday Night Raw by announcing that his leukemia has returned and he's leaving the company to deal with the illness.
Reigns, whose real name is Joe Anoa'i, said he was first diagnosed with leukemia 11 years ago and is now dealing with the cancer again.
He said once he beats the cancer, he'll be back.
Following the announcement, well wishes poured in from across the WWE as superstars and divas sent their thoughts and prayers to Reigns.
Here's what people had to say:
Roman > Leukemia— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) October 23, 2018
Damn......— No Way Jose (@WWENoWayJose) October 23, 2018
Thank you Roman 🙌 my love and prayers go out to you and your family 💜 we are with you!— Daria Berenato (@SonyaDevilleWWE) October 23, 2018
.... He will fight, he will win, he will return stronger, and I will be waiting....— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) October 23, 2018
Roman is one of the best I’ve ever been in the ring with and one of the guys I respect and look up to the most in this industry.— . (@FightOwensFight) October 23, 2018
My thoughts are with him and his family. I can’t wait to see him overcome this and get to share a locker room with him again soon.#ThankYouRoman
After he finished his announcement, he relinquished his belt and embraced his fellow Shield members, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.