Former WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns won the first-ever Best WWE Moment Award at this year’s ESPYS.
Reigns’ triumphant return to Monday Night RAW after his battle with leukemia was nominated. WWE announced the news on Wednesday evening as the ESPYS red carpet special took place.
The ceremony airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and will be hosted by Tracey Morgan. RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, Universal Champion Seth Rollins, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H were in attendance.
“For me just to be able to be healthy was the only award I needed. This is just so flattering for everyone to kind of lift me up and show me that support system and love from everybody,” Reigns said. “It was never about awards or anything like that. It was just about awareness, it was just about sharing my story and hopefully, someone could use it for a little bit of hope.”
Reigns bested the following other moments that were nominated:
- Becky Lynch wins Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships at WrestleMania 35
- Kofi Kingston wins first WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35
- Ronda Rousey captures her first WWE Women’s Championship at SummerSlam