Afterward, Reigns embarked on his professional wrestling journey and inked a deal with WWE in 2010.
On September 9th, 2010, he marked his WWE debut under the ring name Roman Leakee.
The FCW standout made his inaugural appearance on the WWE main roster as a member of The Shield, a faction also featuring Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
His attempt to secure the World Heavyweight Championship Title in a Ladder Match at Money in the Bank ended without success.
Entering the 2015 Royal Rumble as the 19th participant, Roman Reigns clinched victory, securing a chance to headline WrestleMania 31.
Reigns emerged triumphant in the match, which was followed by an unfortunate injury to Seth Rollins, resulting in the championship becoming vacant.
Reigns declined the offer and went on to win the tournament to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion for the first time.