Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoaʻi, popularly known as Roman Reigns, The Shield's Enforcer, The Muscle of the Shield, The Juggernaut, The Big Dog or The Thoroughbred, is one of the fastest rising stars in WWE. He joined WWE in 2010 and quickly made his main roster debut in 2012 as part of The Shield. The Shield was composed of Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. His reception was mixed with the superstar describing it as "kind of getting like a mixed vibe from time-to-time, with a lot of love and hate in the middle of it."
Despite the mixed reception, Roman Reigns has accomplished great feats throughout his FCW and WWE career. He has won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship once with his team mate Mike Dalton, the Pro Wrestling Illustrated and Wrestling Observer Newsletter Tag Team of the Year in 2013 with Seth Rollins, and five Slammy Awards. Despite losing the 2014 Royal Rumble Match to Batista, Roman Reigns won the 2015 Royal Rumble match.
Here are 10 interesting things you probably do not know about WWE's Roman Reigns:
10 He is Born into the Legendary Samoan-American Anoaʻi Wrestling Family
9 He Played for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
8 He is The Rock's Cousin
7 He Did What Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and The Rock Couldn't on His Debut Match
6 He Jumped Right into WWE Developmental
5 His Win Loss WWE Record is Impressive
4 He Holds the Record for the Most Eliminations in a Single Royal Rumble
3 His Brother Appeared on the Reality TV Show Fat March
2 He's Married and Has a Kid
1 He is the Youngest Star to Win a Slammy Award for The Superstar of the Year
Roman Reigns became the youngest WWE superstar to scoop the Superstar of the Year Slammy Award in 2014. At the time, he was just 28 years old. In 2014 Reigns trounced opponents such as John Cena, Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins. The Superstar has also clinched other Slammy Awards over the years, such as the 2013 Breakout Star of the Year Award and 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.
Sources: prowrestling.about.com, thesportster.com, bleacherreport.com, wwe.com
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