A member of the Anoaʻi family, a renowned Samoan-American wrestling dynasty, Anoaʻi initially forged a career in professional football, having played the sport since high school. Following stints with the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars, he played for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League. Released from the Eskimos in 2008, Anoaʻi retired from football in order to pursue a career in professional wrestling and was signed by WWE in 2010, reporting to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling and later NXT. Reigns made his main roster debut in 2012 together with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose as part of The Shield. While part of the trio, Reigns was a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion with Rollins. He also equaled the record for most eliminations in a WWE Survivor Series elimination match with four in the 2013 match, and set the record for most eliminations in a Royal Rumble match with 12 at the 2014 match. After moving into singles competition in 2014, Reigns won the 2014 Superstar of the Year Slammy Award and the 2015 Royal Rumble match.
- Florida Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championship
- WWE Tag Team Championship
- WWE (World Heavyweight) Championship
- WWE United States Championship
- WWE Intercontinental Championship