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Roman Reigns Talks Leukemia Battle on WWE Network Show, Tye Dillinger vs. Moose, WWE TV Deal In Belgium

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– As noted, WWE Chronicle returned to the WWE Network after this week’s RAW with an episode that focused on Roman Reigns’ recent return from battling leukemia. Reigns revealed that he was at a WWE live event in late October when he was told by a WWE doctor that there was an issue with his blood test. He took another blood test and was told to see Dr. Chris Amann when he got to RAW the next Monday. Doctors were aware of Reigns’ first leukemia diagnosis from years ago and they felt like they knew what was going on when they found that his white blood cell count was up. Reigns would later reveal that he has CML (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia). The Mayo Clinic describes CML like this:

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is an uncommon type of cancer of the blood cells. The term “chronic” in chronic myelogenous leukemia indicates that this cancer tends to progress more slowly than acute forms of leukemia. The term “myelogenous” (my-uh-LOHJ-uh-nus) in chronic myelogenous leukemia refers to the type of cells affected by this cancer. Chronic myelogenous leukemia can also be called chronic myeloid leukemia and chronic granulocytic leukemia. Chronic myelogenous leukemia typically affects older adults and rarely occurs in children, though it can occur at any age.

You can read The Mayo Clinic’s full page on CML at this link and you can read Cancer.org’s page on CML at this link.

Reigns also talked about taking a pill, which is a form of oral chemotherapy, to keep himself at a certain level of good health. He said it’s nothing like taking radiation with true chemotherapy, and it does have some side effects, but he feels lucky to be able to just take a pill. The treatment will keep CML from progressing, but the disease is not curable at this time, which means Reigns will likely have to take the pill from here on out. The full episode is a must-watch as Reigns talked about his recovery and treatment. You can watch the full episode on the WWE Network at this link.

– WWE announced the following on a new TV deal to broadcast RAW and SmackDown in Belgium:

SBS BELGIUM TO TELEVISE RAW® AND SMACKDOWN®

Vilvoorde, Belgium and STAMFORD, Conn., March 5, 2019 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and SBS Belgium today announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE’s flagship programs Raw® and SmackDown® in Belgium.

Every Wednesday beginning March 6, ZES will air a one-hour version of Raw at 10:30 p.m. followed by a one-hour version of SmackDown at 11:30 p.m., both with Dutch-Flemish subtitles. Raw and SmackDown will also be available for catch-up viewing on SBS’s video-on-demand platform.

“ZES stands for exciting, lean back and action-packed entertainment and that is exactly what WWE Raw and SmackDown have to offer,” said Miguel Casier, Head of Scheduling at ZES. “In addition, WWE is a popular, all-American competition that perfectly suits our baseline, ‘USA all day,’ and adds extra value to our brand.”

“SBS shares WWE’s vision and passion for engaging and entertaining our fans,” said Stefan Kastenmüller, WWE SVP & Group General Manager EMEA. “This partnership to televise Raw and SmackDown allows us to deliver action-packed, family-friendly entertainment and expands our reach in Belgium.”

– Tye Dillinger’s first post-WWE opponent has been confirmed. The former WWE Superstar, now using the name Shawn Spears on the indies, will face Impact Wrestling star Moose on Friday, June 14 in Cocoa, Florida for the Atomic Revolutionary Wrestling promotion. As we’ve noted, Dillinger is able to take bookings for wrestling matches after May 31, and he already has a number of dates lined up. Moose and Dillinger tweeted the following on the match:

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