“Fast & The Furious” spinoff movie “Hobbs and Shaw” had a new member of the cast announced on Friday, former Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
The Rock made the announcement via Instagram and captioned on-set photos of he and Roman saying, “Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, Roman Reigns 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,” he added. “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.”
As you’ll recall, Reigns announced on Raw in October that he’d be relinquishing the Universal Championship and stepping away from WWE due to a private battle with 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,” The Rock continued on Instagram. “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.”
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