Braun Strowman will reportedly replace Roman Reigns as Universal champion Goldberg’s opponent at WrestleMania 36. The Coronavirus crisis has caused most sports leagues to shutter, but WWE has managed to continue broadcasting weekly TV events bu shifting production to its performance center in Orlando, Where shows have been taped without an audience.
This weekend, WWE will stage Wrestle mania 36, it’s the biggest show of the year, at the performance center as a two-night event but one of the company’s biggest stars will be missing from the lineup. Roman Reigns was originally scheduled to face WWE legend Goldberg in a singles match for Goldberg’s Universal Championship, but Reigns pulled out from the event because of his health concerns.
The 36-year-old Strowman has been one of the WWE main rosters since 2005, and he has come close to winning a world title on multiple occasions since then.
Strowman has had Championship matches against like Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, but he was never quite able to get over the hump. He won his first singles title in January when he beat Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown, but he dropped the title to Sami Zayn in a handicap match at Elimination Chamber.
Reigns seemed like a sure bet to beat Goldberg, Which means Strowman may be favored to do so as well. If WWE was able to convince 53-year-old Goldberg to stick around a while longer, however, perhaps he will successfully defend the Universal Championship on the Grandest Stage of them all.
So far, no WWE performer or member of staff has been confirmed as directly affected by the health crisis sweeping America. However both, Dana Brooke and Andrade have been removed from Mania with the former undergoing voluntary quarantine.