It’s all but official now that “The Monster Among Men” and the WWE Universal Champion will do battle at WrestleMania 36 next weekend, as an angle was reportedly shot at the WrestleMania taping at the WWE Performance Center on Thursday night to add to tonight’s already taped episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
Following the news that Roman Reigns has pulled out of his advertised match against Goldberg for the WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania 36, rumors began making the rounds — including here at eWrestling — that claimed Braun Strowman would be replacing Roman Reigns in the Goldberg match on short-notice, stepping in to challenge the WWE Hall Of Fame legend for the WWE Universal Title on “The Grandest Stage of Them All.”
Now, it’s all but confirmed that Strowman will indeed fill-in for Reigns against Goldberg at this year’s two-night PPV event scheduled for April 4th and April 5th.
According to both Wrestling Observer Radio at F4WOnline.com, as well as a second report from PWInsider.com, Goldberg’s new opponent for WrestleMania 36 is indeed Braun Strowman.
Reigns, as reported, is out of the event after he made the call himself to not wrestle due to being immuno-compromised. On the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio it was noted that “The Big Dog” was actually in Florida at the Performance Center and his decision to pull himself out of the match had to do with The Miz reportedly being sick.
Additionally, it was mentioned that there should be an angle shot tonight on Friday Night SmackDown to explain why “The Monster Among Men” is now in the WWE Universal Title match against Goldberg, and why Reigns is now out.
Despite the fact that tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown was already taped before this change took place on Thursday night, once Reigns’ absence was confirmed, something was no doubt shot at the second night of WrestleMania 36 tapings last night.
For those who missed the initial report regarding Roman Reigns shockingly informing WWE that he is refusing to work WrestleMania 36 after working recent empty arena Friday Night SmackDown shows, click here to read the original article here at eWrestling.com!
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