Just last month, WWE fans saw Roman Reigns make a serious and emotional statement in the ring on "Raw." The Big Dog announced, in the ring, that he would be giving up the WWE Universal Title and taking time off. The reason behind it all wasn't some sort of scripted story, but, instead, to fight leukemia, which had returned in his system. That had fans upset that a man who was loved and hated was going to be out of action for some time. Now there is a new update regarding Reigns' situation.

Reigns' leukemia fight underway

On Friday (November 9), Ringside News cited Wrestling Observer Newsletter as giving a Roman Reigns health update.

They mentioned that Reigns officially began his treatment for leukemia. Fans learned within the past several weeks that Reigns was first hit by leukemia over a decade ago, but beat it into remission.

Roman Reigns, real name Joe Anoa'i, said he first received that leukemia diagnosis in 2008 when he was just 22 years old. Now 33, he told the crowd during "WWE Raw," [VIDEO] where he relinquished his title belt, that "I'll take every prayer you can send my way," but also said he has "faith" in himself for recovery.

Now that it's back, he's in for another battle that will take a toll on him physically, mentally, and emotionally. However, thanks to his friends, family, and all of the WWE fans, he's getting plenty of support from those cheering him on. He also has plenty of WWE superstars supporting him [VIDEO] in his fight.

With that said, it will still be a lengthy battle for the man who has done so much in his career so far.

It officially began Friday, so everyone is wishing Roman Reigns a return to good health as soon as possible.

Reigns' expected WWE return

Reigns participated in the main event match at the last four WrestleMania pay-per-views. Last year, he took on Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship. The year prior to that saw him hand The Undertaker his second career loss at Mania. Reigns fought Lesnar in the two WrestleManias before that, with one of those becoming a Triple Threat match for the Universal title.

Unfortunately, there is no specific timetable for Roman Reigns' return to the wrestling ring. In fact, it's unknown if he will, although Reigns and his fans are optimistic about it. Right now, the sole focus is on those leukemia treatments and sticking with what he needs to do healthwise.

As Wrestling Observer Newsletter mentions, there have not been any discussions about an expected return date, so it's not even something on the minds of the WWE officials. Instead, they are hoping Reigns will be able to bounce back and get in the ring stronger than ever. Once that happens, and his trademark theme song hits the speakers at a live event, expect the fans to pop the roof off of the arena.