Roman Reigns, the Superstar of WWE. But the interesting thing about him is the superstar in such a short period!. That’s amazing. You will not believe that in such a short time that it is not more than 9 years, people started to compare him with superstars like John Cena and The Rock.
Leati Joseph Anoaʻi, a famous wrestler and footballer, known by his ring name Roman Reigns.
Though he didn’t get his starting well in WWE with losing some of the initial important matches with Ricky Steamboat, Idol Stevens, and Wes Brisco.
Our champ holds the record of winning three WWE Heavyweight Champion, one time WWE Tag Team Champion, One time WWE United State Champion and one-time Intercontinental Champion.
He is an actor too and did some of the roles on Television and Hollywood as well. Recently he appeared in the movie Fast And Furious: Hobbs and Shaws.
|1. Real name||Leati Joseph Anoaʻi|
|2. Birthday||May 25, 1985|
|3. Birthplace||Pensacola, Florida (USA)|
|4. Country||United States|
|5. Age||34 years|
|6. Birth Sign||Gemini|
|7. Height||In Feet-Inches- 6′ 3″|
|8. Weight||In Kilograms- 120 kg|
|In Pounds- 265 lbs|
|9. Body Measurement||Chest - 52 inches , Waist - 36 inches, Biceps - 20 inches|
|10. Proffesion||Footballer,Actor and Wrestler|
|12. Hometown||Pensacola, Florida (USA)|
|13. Graduated From||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|14. Education||GED(General Educational Developement)|
|15. Religion||Roman Catholic (Christianity)|
|16. Father Name||Sika Anoaʻi|
|17. Mother Name||Patricia A. Anoa'i|
|18. Brother Name||Matthew Tapunu'u Anoaʻi aka Rosey|
|19. Net Worth||$12 Million|
|20. Marital status||Married|
|21. Wife Name||Galina Joelle Becker|
|22. Kids||Daughter - Joelle Anoa'i and two boys(Twins)|
|23. Nick Names||The Big Dog,The Enforcer/Muscle of The Shield,The Guy,The Thoroughbred,The Powerhouse,the Juggernaut,First Class,Joe|
|24. Eyes Colour||Hazel|
|25. Hair Colour||Black|
|26. Car Collection||Audi Q7,BMW,Chevrolet,Mercedes and Mazda|
|27. Finishing Moves||Avalanche Powerbomb,Tilt-a-whirl Slam,The Samoan Drop,Rolling Reverse T-Bone Suplex,Running Apron Dropkick,Superman Punch and The Spear|
If we talk about Anoaʻi football career. He tried his best but didn’t go very well.
For three years, he played football for Pensacola Catholic High School and one year for Escambia High School. He was awarded the Defensive Player of the Year by the Pensacola News Journal.
He played many games. In 2007, Minnesota Vikings signed Anoaʻi and in 2008 Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL) signed him as well. For Canadian Football League he represented his team by wearing jersey number 99. But he announced his retirement on the 10th of November 2008 from a football career.
Leati Joseph Anoaʻi was born on May 25, 1985, in Pensacola, Florida (USA). He is 34 Years old.
Roman belongs to the legendary wrestling family. He is son to Sika Anoaʻi(Father) and Patricia Anoaʻi(Mother).
His father, better known by his ring name Sika Samoa was a great professional wrestler and has performed in Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and World Wrestling Federation.
Sika Samoa is WWE Hall of Famer and his fans remember him by the name of ‘Wild Samoan’ and ‘The Samoan’.
Other than his father, many other wrestlers are there who added their name in the legacy of the wrestling family(Anoaʻi) such as Joshua Samuel Fatu and Jonathan Solofa Fatu known by the there ring name Jey and Jimmy Uso and are currently performing in RAW Brand.
Jay and Jimmy Uso are the son of Solofa Fatu, better known by the ring name ‘Rikishi’, who is another well known professional wrestler. Yokozuna, Meng, Umaga are also some other members of the family.
Even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Roman Reigns are related to each other. There respective grandfathers Peter Maivia and Amituana Anoa’i are blood brothers. As a result, the two are distant cousins.
Personal Life And Assets
Roman is not a single child to his parents. He has two sisters and one brother.
Matthew Tapunu’u Anoaʻi, brother of Roman reigns is a Samoan-American wrestler and best known by his ring name ‘Rosey’. He recently died in 2017 due to heart failure.
Roman has a sister named Vanessa Anoa’i and one lost sister named Summer Anoa’i. The reason why the word lost has been added before the word ‘sister’ is that Roman’s father always kept Summer with him. So Roman never felt like he has two sisters.
Leati Joseph Anoaʻi made a net worth of $12 million throughout his football, wrestling and acting career of approx 12 years.
That’s all about his family, now if we talk about his married life one thing comes in mind that it’s obvious that a famous professional wrestler would marry a famous girl. And so he married Galina Becker, an American professional model, athlete, and fitness trainer. She does many famous photoshoots.
Galina Joelle Becker and Roman met the first time in Georgia Institute Of Technology where she completed her Management Course.
On the 6th of December 2014, they both tied the knot. There wedding took place in a Disney Cruise at Castaway Cay in the Bahamas with the song playing in the background “The whole new world” from the Alladin movie.
Millions of fans follow Galina on social media and she made a net worth of $ 7,50,000 up till now.
The couple is blessed with one girl, Joelle Anoa’i and two boys both are twins.
Roman Reigns Tribal Tattoo
There is saying “Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past”. Tattoos have always been a story for the wrestlers. Through them, they depict there life’s past and present. From the wrestlers of the older times, The Rock, Stone-cold, and Undertaker to Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, and Kevin Owen, all represent their story with Tattoo.
But these tattoo carries a hidden meaning with them which cannot be understood just while looking at it. So the same with Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns got one of the biggest and best tattoos in the wrestling world.
His tattoo looks fascinating which covers his half body from the top of his right shoulder covering the whole right chest and arm with hidden meaning and symbols.
In a given interview with WWE, Reigns tried to explain the hidden meaning of his tattoo. He caught saying, he feels his sleeve tattoo is dangerous as others also say the same thing about it.
Michael Fatutoa, a legendary tattoo artist is the creator of the Roman Reigns full ‘Arm’ Tattoo. The Polynesian style of the tattoo looks splendid on Roman’s body.
Reigns tattoo symbolizes strength, efficiency, an agitator, rebellion and tough competitor to deal with.
But the most interesting part of the tattoo is hidden in his inner wrist. A small turtle with a flower inside symbolizes peace and family in Samoan Culture. Its also seen as a protection symbol for his daughter Joelle Anoa’i which symbolizes the protective nature of Roman to her daughter.
Roman Reigns Logo
Every wrestler represents his journey of life through a logo. Either they print it on there wearables or represent them as a tattoo in there body.
Their logo represents their identity, journey and some kind of a tale related to their life. Some of them use their logo to show there power and strength to fans
From the wrestlers like Seth Rollins, D-Generation-X, Roddy Piper to Brock Lesner, The Rock, and Edge, all have their respective logos.
Roman Reigns always tried to portray his journey of life by either through making a tattoo or a logo.
While having an interview with media, a reporter asked a question to Reigns about the hidden meaning of his logo. Reigns explained, its a spider symbolizes hard work, strength, and dedication.
A spider builds its web with a lot of hard work and strength. Despite the web being broken, the spider never gives up and complete its nest anyhow.
According to Roman, his life is somewhere like a spider. He never gave up in any phase of his life. He stood strongly against all obstacles in his path to success.
Roman Reigns plunged into WWE in 2010. Whereas he made his debut on the 19th of August, 2010.WWE shifted him to their development Territory FCW( Florida Championship Wrestling) With his debut, he fought 15-man battle royal by his ring name Roman Leakee but end up losing it.
In 2012, Reigns registered his first big victory by defeating Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose in a triple threat match in FCW later the trio made a famous group called ‘The Shield’.
Later on, WWE rebranded its FCW to NXT where Roman Leakee made his debut with his new ring name ‘Roman Reigns’.
His fan following begins to grow with his entry in NXT as a villain and defeating CJ Parker.
Now what he requires is an identity to emerge as a superstar in the wrestling world. So he with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins formed a group called ‘The Shield’.
The purpose of the group was to work for CM Punk and to defend him, as they did in a fight where CM Punk retained his WWE Championship against Ryback when the trio(Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose) attacked Ryback during the match.
Despite always urging the audience that they don’t work for CM Punk, they always emerge from the crowd to save Punk and attack Punk’s opponent in the match.
After serving CM Punk for one year, The Shield separated their paths from him and made their debut in Wrestlemania 29. Where they won there match against Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Big Show.
In 2013, Roman Reigns with Seth Rollins won WWE World Tag Team Championship against team ‘Hell No’ which they later defended it by defeating Bryan and Randy Orton at Payback Pay Per view.
At Wrestlemania 30, ‘The shield’ won the match against Billy Gunn, Road Dogg, and Kane. After that, they feuded with Triple H and the ‘Evolution’ group which resulted in the dissolve of The ‘Sheild’. Triple H applied ‘Plan B’ which includes Seth Rollins deceiving Roman and Dean Ambrose and hitting them with a chair in the ring.
After getting deceived from Seth Rollins, Dean and Roman divided their ways amicably. On one hand, Ambrose didn’t forget what Rollins did and cleared his intentions for revenge. On the other hand, Reigns wanted to wear WWE World Heavy Weight Championship in his waist.
Roman Reigns won his first Heavy Weight Championship on 22nd of November, 2015 by defeating his former group member Dean Ambrose in Survivor Series finale. But he couldn’t retain it for much time as Sheamus getting an opportunity for a match against Roman Reigns in Money In The Bank Match. Sheamus won it by pinning down Roman.
Roman Reigns got another opportunity to get the title back. Vince Manmohan gave that opportunity by putting Roman online with Sheamus again for the Heavy Weight Championship on Monday night RAW. Roman Reigns won that match and regained his title.
Roman Reigns won three times World Heavy Weight Champion
Then he won his first United States Championship by defeating Rusev in The Clash of the Champions pay per view on the 25th of September, 2016. Which he retained it for 3 months and 16 days while defending it against Rusev, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens.
He won his Intercontinental Championship from The Miz at Monday Night RAW on the 20th of November 2017. Which he defended it for approx two months by defeating Jason Jordan, Elias and Cesaro.
On the 19th of August 2018, Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship by defeating Brock Lesner in Summerslam 2018.