Roman Reigns Out Of WWE WrestleMania 36 Match

Carla Harmon
March 27, 2020

Four months after his second diagnosis of leukemia, Reigns announced he was in remission and resumed wrestling again.

The 34-year-old was supposed to wrestle Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship during the April 4 and 5th event - but due to his recent cancer battle, he ultimately decided it was too risky, according to ProWrestlingSheet.

WrestleMania 36 had to be moved to two nights with no fans, and tapings had to go on before the Performance Center was shut down.

The biggest event every year in the WWE calendar, WrestlemMania, was initially scheduled as a live event to take place at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, on April 5. Reigns reportedly told officials that he did not feel comfortable doing the show at the Performance Center during the coronavirus pandemic. The report specified him being immunocompromised from his battle with leukemia.

The WWE Universal title match will still happen and Goldberg will still be wrestling against a new competitor and the rumor is that person is going to be "The Monster Among Men" Braun Strowman. There's no word yet as to a replacement for Reigns at WrestleMania, though the match has probably been taped already, as WWE was expected to tape WrestleMania matches Wednesday and today at various settings.

Roman Reigns versus Bill Goldberg is no longer happening at WrestleMania 36.

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