The world of pro-wrestling was left in shock after Roman Reigns dropped out of ‘Wrestlemania 36’ due to coronavirus health concerns.
Given his battle with leukemia last year and concerns over his immune system, the decision makes sense even with the fact that the show will be taped without a live audience, but it has nonetheless been a huge surprise to wrestling fans everywhere.
Reigns was all set to go up against Goldberg during ‘Wrestlemania’ after Goldberg’s defeat of “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, with Reigns insistent that he would be “next”.
Now, fans are wondering who will replace Reigns in the fight against Goldberg on the ‘Wrestlemania’ card. We look at some of the options who could take Reigns’ place.
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt has not one, but two reasons why he would be the best wrestler to take up Roman Reigns’ empty spot. With his wrestling persona split between “The Fiend” and Bray Wyatt, he could go into the ring as either of them. Reigns’ dropout could be an immediate rematch between “The Fiend” and Goldberg or give Wyatt a chance to avenge his alter-ego in the ring. He’s already scheduled to fight John Cena, but for an emergency like this, things can certainly be switched around.
An established wrestling star, he could certainly draw in a crowd of viewers and his skills as a wrestler are unquestionable. No matter who you put Triple H up against, he’s going to give them one hell of a match. He’s been excluded from the ‘Wrestlemania 36’ card so far, and this is the perfect opportunity to bring him in.
Seth Rollins has joked, recently, about Goldberg’s defeat of “The Fiend” with the Jackhammer move, wishing he could have used the move himself to take “The Fiend” out. Seth Rollins has a chance to do one better — not just defeat “The Fiend”, but the man who took him out and show that no Jackhammer is going to take Rollins out of the ring.
Here is 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 and Angel Garza
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans vs Tamina vs Naomi vs Sasha Banks
SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Miz and 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
‘Wrestlemania 36’ will be available on April 5 on pay-per-view on the WWE Network.