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Jimmy Uso paid a brilliant tribute to Roman Reigns during their SmackDown Live match

GiveMeSport | Updated: 2018-10-24 18:05:20

As people will know by now, Roman Reigns is stepping away from the WWE for the foreseeable future due to his battle with leukemia.

After successfully fighting the disease 11 years ago, it's now returned, meaning the former WWE and Universal Champion has a huge fight on his hands.

And as some will know, Reigns was just born to be a superstar in the WWE, so it will hurt him being away from the business.

Roman is part of a huge wrestling family, his father Sika was one-half of legendary WWF tag team The Wild Samoans, who were champions in the 1980s.

His brother was also a former tag champion, with his most notable main roster run coming under the alias of Rosey, who was The Hurricane's sidekick, but he sadly passed away last year.

Reigns is also cousins with the late pairing of Umaga and Yokozuna, and Rikishi, meaning that he's also closely related to his sons - The Usos.

This has been referenced several times on television, and when WWE underwent the Raw versus SmackDown angle last year before Survivor Series, Reigns notably refrained from attacking them when they stormed the ring to help their blue brand colleagues.

And last night on SmackDown Live in their rematch from the historic 1000th episode last week, The Usos got the better of WWE Champion AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan once again.

What some fans may have missed though is the way Jimmy Uso paid tribute to Reigns as he hit his patented Splash finisher on the Phenomenal one.

Jimmy cocked his fist mid-air, just like Roman would do when setting up his Superman Punch, before landing on Styles for the victory.

It was a poignant tribute, and one the WWE fans loved seeing.

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