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Roman Reigns news: WWE Raw superstar lands acting role while undergoing leukemia treatment

Roman Reigns news: WWE Raw superstar lands acting role while undergoing leukemia treatment
In Roman Reigns news, the WWE Raw superstar picked up a new movie role. Pic credit: WWE

Being the cousin to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has its advantages. For Roman Reigns, the WWE Raw superstar got a chance to appear in a huge movie as he continues to undergo his treatment for leukemia.

Roman Reigns movie news

Roman Reigns popped up on Instagram and while he has an impressive 69,500 followers, he only has one post. However, that post is very exciting.

Reigns posted a photo of him shirtless, standing above some unconscious men while someone else is fighting in the background. That person was Roman Reigns’ cousin, The Rock.

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Family Healing! I cannot thank my family, friends and my new FAST & FURIOUS FAMILY enough for all the love and support I have received while on this exciting HOBBS & SHAW project. The time I‘ve spent with my cousin on this wonderful island has truly been a healing grace.  I am grateful to the @wwe @therock @universalpictures and everyone on the set of HOBBS & SHAW, for allowing me to be a part of this franchise. All of your outreach and support has been a blessing and it’s only pushed me to get back in the ring as soon as possible. But until then…I’m excited for this movie to premiere this summer, our culture and mana in this film is strong! 📸: @hhgarcia41 #HobbsAndShaw #BigDog #WelcomeRomanReigns #WWE #TheRock

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In the caption, Roman then said some exciting news. He revealed that he is appearing in the upcoming blockbuster movie Hobbs & Shaw.

For those who don’t know, Hobbs & Shaw is a spin-off movie from the Fast and Furious franchise starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Reigns than thanked his family and friends for their support and love. As all WWE fans know, the Rock is part of the Roman Reigns family, which includes over a dozen professional wrestlers.

After this, The Rock then showed off his own photo. This was showed him and Roman yelling, both shirtless.

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The brothers’ roar. A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, @RomanReigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan 🇼🇸 ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers #HobbsAndShaw THIS SUMMER 🔥💪🏾 @hhgarcia41 📸

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It was here that Johnson said that Roman Reigns will play his character’s brother.

This is great news since Roman Reigns had to step away from the WWE last year due to his leukemia battle. Getting a job on a Hollywood blockbuster might help Reigns somewhat with his finances while out of work.

Hobbs & Shaw: The Movie

Hobbs & Shaw will see Dwayne Johnson return to the Fast and Furious franchise as Luke Hobbs, a U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent, with criminal Dechard Shaw (Jason Statham). They end up battling a bad guy, portrayed in the movie by Idris Elba.

It seems that these are the only two Fast and Furious characters appearing in this movie. It is set for an August 2, 2019, release date.

This is Roman Reigns’ acting debut outside of the WWE.


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