Leati Joseph " Joe " Anoaʻi (born May 25, 1985) is an American professional wrestler , actor, and former professional gridiron football player. He is part of the Anoaʻi family and currently signed to WWE as a member of the SmackDown brand under the ring name Roman Reigns. He is currently on hiatus due to health concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic .
Anoaʻi signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2010 and was later assigned to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He made his televised debut on August 19, 2010, using the ring name Roman Leakee, in a 15-man battle royal, which was won by Alex Riley. On the January 16, 2011 episode of FCW , Leakee was a competitor in a 30-man Grand Royal , but was eliminated. Later in 2011, Leakee formed a tag team with Donny Marlow and the pair unsuccessfully challenged Calvin Raines and Big E Langston for the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship on July 8.
In January 2012, Leakee pinned FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion Leo Kruger in a non-title match. On the February 5 episode of FCW , he defeated Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins in a triple threat match to become the number one contender to the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. He failed to win the championship when he lost to Kruger the following week. Leakee later won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with Mike Dalton and would drop the titles to CJ Parker and Jason Jordan shortly after.
After WWE rebranded FCW to NXT in August 2012, Anoaʻi, with the new ring name of Roman Reigns and a villain character , made his debut on the October 31 episode of NXT by defeating CJ Parker.
*Tattoo:Roman Reigns has a few tattoos, and he just added to his collection. ... Samoan Mike revealed a shot of Roman Reigns' new finished back tattoo. He said it's all about family as he used the Samoan word “aiga.” He also thanked The Big Dog for the opportunity to tattoo such a meaningful statement on Roman Reigns.
'Turtle Tribal Art' Tattoo on his right wrist. Meaning: Roman Reigns got a small 'turtle tribal art' tattoo inked on his right wrist. This tattoo is inked within the Samoan Tribal Art patter tattoo by Mika Fatutoa. This tattoo represents longevity, wellness, peace, and protection.
Here are photos of the tattoos.
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