The Big Dog: 5 Fast Facts About Roman Reigns

Fact: Roman Reigns is the most polarizing WWE Superstar since John Cena.


He may be the least popular member of The Shield, but there’s no doubting that he was an integral part of their success. That being said, here are five fast facts about Roman Reigns!

5. He’s half Italian

Everyone knows about Reigns’s Samoan heritage and his relation to The Rock, but it’s far less known that he’s actually half Italian thanks to his mom, Patricia. His father, meanwhile, is WWE Hall of Famer Sika, one half of The Wild Samoans.

Other wrestlers Reigns counts among his family are his late brother Rosey, Yokozuna, Umaga, The Tonga Kid, and The Usos.

4. He’s the youngest wrestler to win the Slammy for Superstar of the Year

WWE fans might not think much of the Slammys now, but they’ve been going on for quite some time – and in 2014, Reigns became the youngest WWE Superstar in history to win the Slammy for Superstar of the Year. At the time, he was just 28 years old.