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WWE ‘Wrestlemania 36’: Stars who can replace Roman Reigns after he dropped out over coronavirus concerns

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

WWE Superstars Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan ring The New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell in honor of ‘WrestleMania 32’ at New York Stock Exchange on March 29, 2016, in New York City (Getty Images)

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.

Triple H

WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images)

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

Seth Rollins is pictured on the red carpet prior to the WWE Live event at O2 World on April 15, 2015, in Hamburg, Germany (Getty Images)

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.

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