Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoa famous with the name as Roman Reigns, The Shield’s Enforcer, The Muscle of the Shield, The Juggernaut, The Big Dog or The Thoroughbred, is one of the super rising stars in WWE. He joined WWE in 2010 and he introduced himself as part of The Shield in 2012. The Shield was consisting of Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. His greeting was varied with the superstar describing it as “kind of getting like a mixed, with a lot of love and hate in the middle of it.” Instead of his varied reaction Roman Reigns is successful wrestler and achieved lot of awards throughout his FCW and WWE career of his. He has won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with his team mate Mike Dalton, and in 2013 with Seth Rollins won the Pro Wrestling Demonstrated and Wrestling Observer Newsletter Tag Team of the Year awards. Roman Reigns famous wrestler also won five Slammy Awards. Despite of losing the 2014 Royal Rumble Match to Batista, next year Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble match in 2015. Reigns is most polarizing wrestler in the WWE, which is amazing and considered him on the main roster for only a few years. Here is the list of top 10 Roman Reigns Interesting Facts you might not know.
Roman Reigns Interesting Facts
10. He is born into the Legendary Samoan-American Anoaʻi Wrestling Family
The Anoaʻi family is professional wrestlers originating from American Samoa. Family members have included several tag teams .Famous members of the family include Rikishi, Yokosuka, Roman Reigns and The Usos . Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoaʻi was born in 25 May, 1985 into the well-known Samoan-American wrestling family of the same name. His father is Leati “Sika” Anoaʻi, who is also a member of the Wild Samoans team together with his brother Afa. The team held the WWF Tag Team Championship on three different occasions. He is also a first cousin to The Usos, which consists of the two real-life twin brothers Jimmy and Jey Uso.
9. He Played for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Before joining the Georgia Institute of Technology, Roman Reigns played football his whole time in high school. Anoa’i played defensive for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Pensacola News Journal called him the Defensive Player of the Year. After joining the institute, Roman Reigns joined the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. He is the captain of team and named first-team all-ACC in 2006 and made twenty-nine tackles for loss, including twelve sacks during this time. This is 13th best record in Georgia Institute of Technology. Like another famous WWE superstar, Reigns change his playing field from football to professional wrestling and has not looked back since.
8. He is The Rock’s Cousin
There is one thing that The Rock and Roman Reigns have common and that is their ‘celebrity’ look. Being a member of one of the famous and lager pro wrestling families in history. The Rock and Roman Reigns are cousins and Peter Maivia and Amituana Anoa’i both were blood brother and their grandfather. The Rock came to Reigns’ side after he won the 2015 Royal Rumble.
7. He Did What Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and the Rock Couldn’t on His Debut Match
Roman Reigns in their successful career achieved many things that no other superstar achieved , which are legends including such as Shawn Michaels, The Rock, and The Undertaker. Well-known wrestling expert Dave Meltzer awarded the star a 4.5 rating at his debut TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs match. This infamous author of The Wrestling Observer never gave The Rock that high a rating during his 1996 Raw debut match.
6. He Jumped Right into WWE Developmental
Many famous WWE star doing something different before joining the WWE wrestling professionally. The most WWE stars go through smaller organizations and autonomous training before they ever get a big show. Stars like Daniel Bryan and CM Punk took some time to enhance their skills before signing up at WWE. But in the case of Roman Reigns that is not happened. After retiring from football soon, Roman Reigns signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. WWE then moved Roman Reigns to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He first appears in 9 September 2010 as Roman Leakee and become famous.
5. His Win Loss WWE Record is Impressive
Roman Reigns’ record at WWE is inspiring. He is very famous WWE wrestler. According to Bleacher Report Roman has won 76% of the matches throughout his career and a percentage become higher if you eliminate his FCW matches. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins beat The Prime Time Players during the Night of Champions in 2013. At WrestleMania XXX, The Shield beat Kane, The New Age Outlaws, Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show. During the 2014 Summer Slam, he defeated Randy Orton. In 2013, at WrestleMania XXIX The Shield (Roman Reigns’) team beat Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show, showing that Reigns wins a lot more than he loses.
4. He Holds the Record for the Most Elimination in a Single Royal Rumble
Roman Reigns famous wrestler broke Kane‘s long-standing record of the most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble. In 2014, Roman Reigns make a record to eliminated 12 opponents and broke Kane’s 11opponents eliminations long –lasting record of 13 straight years. Despite of throwing so many buff guys over the top rope, Roman Reigns lost the Rumble match to Batista. The Kane‘s record held previously by Steve Austin when he eliminated 10 opponents in 1996 and Hulk Hogan when he eliminated 9 opponents in 1989.
3. His Brother Appeared on the Reality TV Show Fat March
The elder brother Matt Anoaʻi of Roman Reigns was released from WWE in 2006. A year later, Matt participate in the TV reality show Fat March. The reality show, consist of 12 participants and a prize of $1.2 million US, required overweight participants to walk 550 miles from the starting line of the Boston Marathon to Washington. D.C. Matt, who was released from WWE because he was too heavy and that it was therefore not safe for him to compete, never completed the march. He left the show because of his knee problems during Stage 5 in Pennsylvania.
2. He’s married and has a Kid
He has soft nature although he is destroying mean-spirited but this spirit is for opponents in the ring. Roman Reigns is married with Galina Joelle Becker in early December 2014 have one child. The daughter called Joelle who was born in 2008 and this news publicly announced in June 2014.The couple first met at the Georgia Institute of Technology where they started dating and the two have been together ever till today. Reigns doesn’t shy from introducing his wife. During the Ceremony of Wrestle Mania XXX Hall of Fame Induction, he introduced college sweetheart to the public.
1. He is the Youngest Star to Win a Slammy Award for The Superstar of the Year
Roman Reigns became the youngest and most popular WWE superstar to scoop the Superstar of the Year Slammy Award in 2014. He was just 28 year old at that time. In 2014 Reigns have been beaten opponents such as John Cena, Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins wrestlers. The Superstar also achieved other Slammy Awards over the years, such as the 2013 Breakout Star of the Year Award. He also achieved the 2013 and 2014 Faction of the Year Award. In 2013, his signature Spear move also scooped the “What a Maneuver” of the Year Award.