The WWE Universe is shocked by the fact that Roman Reigns is dropping out of WrestleMania 36. The news dropped earlier this evening as Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet shocked the wrestling world. Reigns reportedly “didn’t feel comfortable doing any more of the Performance Center shows during the coronavirus pandemic.” This makes a ton of sense from his perspective after his battle with leukemia last year and the havoc that brought on his immune system. Satin added that the WWE will opt for a replacement for Reigns and respects his decision. But, this will be the first WrestleMania that he will miss since the 28th edition. Fans are a ball of emotions right now.
WWE reportedly plans to pre-tape WrestleMania 36 at the WWE Performance Center this week. But, now the question of what to do with Goldberg’s match comes into view. He crushed “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and Reigns was adamant that he was “next.” With the former Shield member out of the picture, who knows what will be coming down the line. Just a few days ago Reigns tweeted out that he didn’t care where his match would be in the billing for ‘Mania this year.
"Don't care where my match falls," Reigns tweeted. "Just happy to be healthy and fit enough to participate. Grateful to share the ring with a legend and icon on our industry's biggest night(s). As should everyone else, in a time like this. Be safe, healthy and grateful."
No one on the roster has been confirmed to have the coronavirus, but Rey Mysterio and Dana Brooke have reportedly been put into quarantine. Brooke was set to compete in the SmackDown Women’s Championship six-way match.
For April 6th’s Raw, the company is reportedly pre-taping. There is a stay-at-home order for Orange County (Florida_ which will expire before April 10th’s SmackDown. Satin has previously alluded to WWE’s plans to continue producing shows from the Performance Center with no fans in the seats as long as the pandemic persists.
Here's the WrestleMania 36 card as of now:
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntyre
- Edge vs. Randy Orton [Last Man Standing]
- John Cena vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
- NXT Women's Championship: Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair
- Raw Women's Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler
- Raw Tag Team Championships: The Street Profits vs. Andrade & Angel Garza
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina vs. Naomi vs. Sasha Banks
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Miz & John Morrison vs. The New Day or The Usos
- The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles (Boneyard Match)
- Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
- Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley
- Elias vs. King Corbin
Check out some of the responses below:
The man himself
Having to stay home is tough for kids. This is even more so for children with cancer, like leukemia survivor, King. @LLSUSA and I encourage you all to hang in there. LLS is here to help cancer survivors during these difficult times. Learn more: https://t.co/FZATSVSbiv pic.twitter.com/GdQNWHLu2c— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) March 26, 2020
Have to respect it
Roman Reigns is out of #Wrestlemania, as he refused to compete inside the WWE PC.
I guarantee you, it is because of the way the show was being handled, and the fact that NONE of the roster wanted the show go on in this condition.
If so, I respect Roman for walking out— The IWC Messiah (@JDfromNY206) March 27, 2020
It might be time
Roman Reigns has been pulled from WrestleMania?
There's only one person who can replace him pic.twitter.com/DvmPgBz5cr— 𝔽𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔽𝕠𝕣 𝔽𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕤 ‼️ (@Fiend4Follows) March 27, 2020
Well, there's a choice to be made
What really matters
I hope that Roman Reigns stay healthy throughout this whole thing 🙏🙏— The Real One (@WWEREALONE) March 27, 2020
Time for some positivity?
With Roman Reigns out of the @WWE Universal Championship Match at @WrestleMania, it's time to give a guy like Cesaro a chance to shine. You also could have Braun finally win a major title once and for all. #Wrestlemania #WWE— Hollywood's World of Sports(Joey) (@HWoodWorldSport) March 27, 2020
Yo, this is kinda great
They should do Bray vs. Cena night 1 with the winner facing Goldberg night 2. Fiend goes over both times and gets his revenge.— Joe V John (@JoeVJohn1) March 27, 2020
This is super serious
This is legit people.. It's actual news that needed to be said before Mania airs.. It sucks that it had to come up but bless Roman for taking care of himself.— Scottz #WomensWrestlingfan (@WomensWres4life) March 27, 2020
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