The WWE loves to show photos of their athletes as children. In a way, it humanizes them, making it easier to root for said superstar, but it also makes for some great b-roll for their ever expanding documentary library.
Unlike last time, this WWE Superstar isn't a Hall Of Famer yet, but with three WWE World Heavyweight Championships, one US Championship and one tag team championship under his belt by the age of 32, it's safe to say he could be by the time he retires.
The superstar in question was born May 25, 1985, in Pensacola Florida into a wrestling family. In fact, both his brother and six cousins all laced up the boots as well.
He was destined for the ring, but he didn't know it yet. He originally had aspirations to play football professionally but went undrafted. He was signed twice in 2007 but was cut by both teams he tried out for within a month each. That didn't stop him though, and he ended up playing in the CFL for the Edmonton Eskimos, but then was released a few months later.
That's when he took up wrestling. In 2010 he signed a development contract with Florida Championship Wrestling where he had a brief title run with the FCW Championship. By the time FCW turned into NXT, this superstar turned heel, but he was not long for development at that point.
If you haven't used the power of deduction to figure out who this superstar is yet, he's the Big Dog Roman Reigns!
Following the Shield break up, Reigns has arguably been the most successful of the trio. Constantly near the main event or some kind of title, his presence has irked some fans, though wrestlers like Chris Jericho have praised his in ring work.
Regardless, WWE is going full steam ahead with Reigns as he's set to take on The Face That Runs The Place John Cena at No Mercy in what many expect to be a passing of the torch moment from the old guard to the new.
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