This week we report that Roman Reigns will miss WrestleMania 36 due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. The wrestler reportedly told WWE that he is not comfortable working in this period, despite being held behind closed doors from the Performance Center. The reason is that he does not want to risk his health, as he is immunosuppressed due to the treatment he follows for his leukemia.
In the last episode of Friday Night SmackDown, it was announced that Roman Reigns and Goldberg will face each other again, a day (or two) before WrestleMania 36. Knowing that these programs have been recorded for a few days, the fact that WWE announced that meeting has generated confusion over Roman Reigns’ participation at WrestleMania.
The last thing we know about this matter is a statement that FOX Sports, a Mexican version of FOX Sports, has published on this situation, where confirms that Roman Reigns will not be present at WrestleMania.
“The ‘Big Dog’ was slated to take on Wrestlemania 36 against veteran WWE Universal Champion Goldberg, however, preferred to decline because having suffered from some type of cancer makes him a risk patient and avoided making the trip to the Orlando Performance Center. The company itself gave the superstars free rein in the previous weeks, to decide whether or not to take part in the great event to be held on April 4 and 5 “, Hiram Marín wrote, sports communicator from FOX Sports.
Also, other people related to WWE have validated the news. For example, WWE FOX presenter Jimena Sánchez, known for appearing on WWE Saturday Night, confirmed the news through her official Twitter account and a Q&A video from fans.