WATCH: Roman Reigns offers final rites to his father Sika Anoa'i

WWE: Roman Reigns offered final rites to his late father Sika Anoa'i. The Tribal Chief carried his father's body and was consoled by his uncles during the ceremony.

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Roman Reigns offers final rites to his father Sika Anoa'i (Source: X)

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Roman Reigns offered the final rites to his late father who passed away recently. At the age of 79, Sika Anoa'i left this world which shocked the Wrestling world. All the top stars of the current roster like Jey Uso, Roman himself, and others offered their prayers. WWE gave a tribute to their former star with a video edit. It was played before Paul Heyman was taken out by the Bloodline.

Sika Anoa'i was a tag team champion with his brother back in his prime days. The 79-year-old was with the company for over 15 years. From 1973 to 1988, he made a name for himself and made the Samoan family proud. In 2007, Sika was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Roman's father was in WrestleMania 39 to watch the main event match between Cody Rhodes and the Tribal Chief. 

Here is the video: 

Roman was seen carrying the body of his father in the final rites. In some of the images that have gone viral on X, Instagram, and other social media platforms, Reigns was visibly sad and was consoled by his uncle. Roman wrote a heartfelt message to his father after he disappeared from this world. The fans stood by the rough time of the star wrestler and hoped him to stay strong.

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In some other viral pictures, the ex-tribal chief can be seen with his family members in a traditional getup. He was also seen looking at his father's coffin while standing near the grave. the pictures have gone viral on social media as fans continuously send best wishes and condolences to the family, especially Roman.

Here are some images from the ceremony: 

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Sika AnoaRoman in traditional getup

Did final rites lead to delayed return of Roman Reigns?

A lot of fans thought Money in the Bank could be the potential date for Roman's comeback. The chants of "We want Roman" have engulfed WWE. However, there seem to be no signs of the Tribal Chief returning. In the latest episode of Smackdown, Solo Sikoa gave a straight challenge to Roman to try and conquer the crown of the Head of the Table. It seemed like Roman finally had to appear on the blue brand.

However, it seems like the time hasn't yet come. There could be a chance of him returning before or during the Summer slam, which looks like the ideal period for his return. Many believe that Roman not returning in Toronto had to do with Sika's final rites and a bit of time after it for Roman to come to reality after processing his father's death. 

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