How much is Roman Reigns worth?
|Net Worth:||$15 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 25, 1985|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns is the ring name of Leati Joseph Anoa’i. Born on May 25, 1985, Reigns is a popular American professional wrestler, actor, and a former professional gridiron football player. Reigns ancestry is half-Italian and half-Samoan and is currently signed to the WWE. He also a member of the company’s SmackDown brand.
His professional wrestling career began in 2010, shortly after he retired from his professional football career. During that time he played for the NFL (National Football League) and CFL (Canadian Football League). In 2010, Reigns was signed by WWE and reported to the company’s then-developmental territory FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling). The wrestler was raided by his father Sika Anoa’i and his uncle Afa, both being former wrestlers known as the team “The Wild Samoans”.
Shortly after his training, Reigns was given the ring name and was pushed to the main roster, appearing on both Raw and SmackDown. In no time, he won multiple championships, including the company’s most prestigious title, WWE Championship, on three different occasions. He is also one of the wrestlers who are Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion. Since 2014, the company has been heavily pushing the superstar, trying to make him the face of the company, which was met with a lot of audience disapproval. Throughout his short career, Reigns has headlined various pay-per-views, including the flagship – Wrestlemania four times (from Wrestlemania 31 to 34).
We calculate Roman Reigns has a net worth of about $15 million dollars, as of 2020.
How did Roman Reigns get so rich?
While Reigns earned very little in his time spent in the NFL, he made it as a professional wrestler. Roman Reigns became rich soon after he began wrestling regularly for the company’s flagship weekly shows – Raw and SmackDown earning a salary as well as bonus’ for pay-per-views. Leati’s in-ring debut took place on August 19, 2010, participating in a battle royal which was won by Alex Riley. He was given the ring name Roman Leakee and in 2011, he was paired with Donny Marlow. The two received their very first championship match for the FCW Tag Team Championship on July 8, however, they were unsuccessful in capturing them.
In January 2012, after Roman pinned the FCW Heavyweight Champion Leo Kruger in a non-title match, he was added to a number one contender’s match to determine Kruger’s next challenger. The number one contender’s match took place in February, and Reigns was able to pick up the win over his future-tag team partners Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Roman received his title match a week later, however, Kruger was able to defeat him and retain his title. Later that year, Roman was paired with Mike Dalton and the two won the FCW Tag Team Championship, which they quickly lost.
After the FCW was rebranded to NXT in August 2012, Roman’s name was changed to the now known Roman Reigns. A few months later, he was paired with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, forming the popular trio “The Shield”. The Shield debuted in November at the Survivor Series pay-per-view when they attacked Ryback. Their first feud began immediately after that. This led to their first match at the TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs event in December, where they defeated Daniel Bryan, Kane, and Ryback.
Why is he so famous?
Roman became famous after his rise in the WWE. Long before he joined the most popular wrestling company in the world, Reigns played football and had a successful professional football career. Leati first began playing during his teen years, starting at the Pensacola Catholic High School and Escambia High School. Shortly after, the footballer was noticed by the popular NFL (National Football League) where he became a wide receiver. After he spent some time in NFL, in 2007, Leati was undrafted during the 2007 draft.
Being diagnosed with leukemia caused him to take a short break, however, he didn’t stop playing football. In 2007, Leati signed with the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars. Things didn’t work out with the two teams so he joined the Edmonton Eskimos that’s part of the CFL (Canadian Football League). In November 2008, the footballer was released by CFL and he then announced his retirement from football.
Roman Reigns was the ring name Leati Anoa’i was given after the WWE rebranded their developmental territory from FCW to NXT around August 2012. Leati signed a contract with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) in 2010. He was then assigned to the company’s farm team FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling).
What makes him so successful?
Roman Reigns became successful because he was able to quickly, improve his wrestling skills immensely and become one of the most well-liked WWE Superstars. A lot of his success may also come from his looks as the look of a wrestler can have massive appeal to a wide section of the fan base. He also has a mind that can let go of things easily and focus on the task at hand. When he was dropped from football he transitioned to wrestling smoothly and kept his head in the game. He also battled through leukemia in late 2007 beating it at the time only for it to return in 2018. This man has been forged through the hard facts of life and continues to emerge victorious. He’s a true American Hero.
After their debut, The Shield had their first Wrestlemania match at Wrestlemania 29 where, they defeated former World Champions Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Big Show. After the Wrestlemania win, Rollins and Reigns won their first championships, the WWE Tag Team Championship. The trio continued to dominate the WWE in 2014 until they eventually separated at the post-Extreme Rules edition of “Raw”.
The Shield disbanded after Seth Rollins attacked both Ambrose and Reigns. Throughout the rest of the year, he continued to team up with Ambrose and feud with Rollins. Roman Reigns’ push began in early 2015 when he won the annual Royal Rumble match. The win earned him a world championship match at WrestleMania 31, against then-champion Brock Lesnar. At the main event, Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract in the middle of the match, turning it into a triple-threat, which he would go on to win. At the end of the year, Reigns won his very first WWE Championship after he defeated Dean Ambrose.
One of Reigns’ most popular feuds was with Triple H in 2016. The two faced off at WrestleMania 32, where Reigns was victorious and won his third WWE Championship. Since 2016, Reigns focused on the other championships, which he would go on to win – Universal, United States, Intercontinental. After he won the Intercontinental title in November 2017, Reigns became one of the Grand Slam and Triple Crown Champions in the company’s history.
Despite being considered one of the most overrated and over pushed wrestlers in the WWE, Roman Reigns quickly made the transition from football to wrestling. This came without a surprise since most of his family members, including his father, uncle, and cousins, are established, professional wrestlers. In just 5 years, Roman Reigns was able to win all possible championships in WWE and became one of the most prominent Superstars in the company.