Roman Reigns: 2022 Biography, Net Worth, Family, Income
Leati Joseph Anoa’i – better known as Roman Reigns – had a brief professional football career before retiring from the sport and following in his family’s footsteps to pursue a career in professional wrestling.
The son of Sika Anoa’i, one half of The Wild Samoans, was signed to WWE in 2010 and worked for their developmental territory at the time, Florida Championship Wrestling, under the ring name Leakee.
Following the launch of NXT in August 2012, Anoa’i began performing under the name Roman Reigns but only made a select few appearances on the brand before being called up to WWE’s main roster in November 2012.
The trio of Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose were known as The Shield and went on to become one of the most successful stables in WWE history over the next couple of years, winning multiple championships and having memorable feuds with the likes of Evolution and The Wyatt Family.
Following the implosion of The Shield in 2014, Roman began a singles run and was quickly pushed into the World Title picture, which received a mixed response from the audience.
While Reigns’ had a lot of success in terms of championships and accolades during this run, fan backlash to his controversial rise marred many of his accomplishments. His 2015 Royal Rumble victory and WrestleMania main events against Brock Lesnar and Triple H in particular were not well received by the WWE faithful.
However, his recent heel run as ‘The Tribal Chief’ has been almost universally praised by fans and he is widely regarded as the top guy in the company.
Reigns won the WWE Universal Championship after defeating Braun Strowman and ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt in a triple threat at Payback 2010 and has held the championship for over 790 days.
At WrestleMania 38, Roman Reigns defeated WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in a ‘Winner Takes All’ match and has since been recognised as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
As of November 2022, Roman Reigns has an estimated net worth of $18 Million.
Roman Reigns has been married to Galina Joelle Becker since December 2014 and they have had a total of five children together. The couple had their first child, a daughter names Joelle, in December 2007 and have since had two sets of twins, in 2016 and 2020 respectively.
Roman Reigns is currently one of the highest paid wrestlers in WWE, making an estimated $5 million a year.
According to Cagematch.net, Roman Reigns has competed in a total of 1345 matches throughout his career. Reigns has won 982 of theses matches, losing 330 and drawing 33, giving the Tribal Chief a staggering win percentage of 73%.
Figures correct as of November 4th 2022.
- WWE Champion – 4 times (Current)
- WWE Universal Champion – 2 times (Current)
- WWE Intercontinental Champion – 1 time
- WWE United States Champion – 1 time
- WWE Tag Team Champion – 1 time (with Seth Rollins)
- Royal Rumble Winner – 2015
Since his own personal battle with Leukaemia, Roman Reigns has partnered with WWE and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society to help young children suffering from the disease.
Like many WWE stars, Reigns is also heavily involved the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
|Annual Salary||$5 million|
|Net Worth||$18 million|
|Endorsements||WWE Merchandise, C4 Energy & more|
Roman Reigns Latest News
In the days after Survivor Series it was reported that Roman Reigns was angry and upset backstage following an incident during the main event.
With the Royal Rumble moving into view attention is already beginning to turn to WrestleMania 39 in Inglewood, California.
Roman Reigns has proven his place as Head of the Table with a dominant reign over the WWE in recent years.
What Happened When A Fan Once Attacked Roman Reigns With A Money In The Bank Briefcase During A WWE Show?
Roman Reigns was the victim of a fan attack at a WWE Live Event in 2015 where a fan threw a plastic briefcase into the ring, hitting Reigns in the head.
“None Of Us Are As Close As We Were” – Seth Rollins Details Drifting Apart From Roman Reigns & Jon Moxley
Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Jon Moxley (Known as Dean Ambrose) burst onto the WWE scene at Survivor Series 2012.
At WWE Survivor Series on November 26th, Kevin Owens teamed with The Brawling Brutes and Drew McIntyre as they took on all five members of The Bloodline inside WarGames.
After losing out to Johnny Knoxville at WrestleMania 38 Sami Zayn set about trying to restore some pride, and establish himself as the locker room leader.
Drew McIntyre, one of WWE’s main attractions, is no longer scheduled for Friday Night SmackDown after being pulled because of medical concerns.
After losing out to Johnny Knoxville at WrestleMania 38, and just generally not having things not go his way, Sami Zayn sought some friendship with Roman Reigns and The Bloodline.
Roman Reigns began his historic reign as the Universal Champion back in August 2020 when he defeated Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt in a Triple Threat match.
The Bloodline are the hottest act in WWE and possibly even in all of professional wrestling.
At first glance it appears that Roman Reigns might be fresh out of challengers.
At Survivor Series Roman Reigns led The Bloodline into battle inside WarGames against Sheamus, Butch, Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre and Ridge Holland.
At WWE Survivor Series 2022, WarGames came to the main roster for the first time, and Becky Lynch stepped back into the ring for the first time in four months.
It has long been rumoured that Dwayne Johnson will step into a WWE ring, perhaps for the final time, at WrestleMania 39.
On the November 25th episode of SmackDown, Charles Robinson was the official in charge during the main event bout as The Usos took on Drew McIntyre and Sheamus.
After proving his loyalty to the family inside WarGames last Sunday, Sami Zayn appears to have finally been accepted into The Bloodline.
Now that Roman Reigns has dominated and stood at the top of WWE for over two years, the question of who might dethrone him has grown ever bigger.
During his time in WWE, the Undertaker witnessed and was part of some of the greatest storytelling that the company has ever produced.
Roman Reigns has held the Universal Championship for well over 800 days and has been recognised as the Undisputed Champion since defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38.
Back on November 14th it was reported that Kevin Owens had sustained a potentially serious knee injury during a match against Austin Theory at a live event.
The go-home episode of WWE SmackDown ahead of Survivor Series saw Drew McIntyre and Sheamus take on The Usos in the main event with both teams vying to secure the advantage for their respective teams inside WarGames.
Roman Reigns endured something of a rollercoaster of a night at Survivor Series.
At WWE Survivor Series, Roman Reigns led The Bloodline to victory as they took on the team of The Brawling Brutes, Drew McIntyre, and Kevin Owens, who was revealed as the babyface team’s fifth member on the November 18th episode of WWE SmackDown.
In a recent report from Fightful Select, it has been revealed that Roman Reigns was visibly upset about an unplanned spot during Survivor Series.