Roman Reigns decided not to work his match as scheduled at WrestleMania 36. His compromised immune system meant that staying at the WWE Performance Center was too risky. Braun Strowman was put in his spot and he won the Universal Title with zero time to promote the change.
WWE didn’t provide any reason why Roman Reigns was taken out of the Universal Title match. He was featured in all promotional material and the really cool opening video package for the event.
No mention of The Big Dog was made during the event. It was noted that there might be something going on between Vince McMahon and Roman Reigns.
Ringside News has learned that if there is any heat between Vince McMahon and Roman Reigns then it’s not being talked about. McMahon isn’t talking about it and if there is any kind of issue then it’s between them.
Roman Reigns explained why he didn’t work WrestleMania. He said that nobody knows the real story. He also said that he’s had a lot of time to think about how he wants to treat people and how he wants to be treated.
Reigns is around elderly family members and children as well. If you add in the risks of his leukemia, it is a risk he wasn’t going to take. We’ll have to see when he is able to make it back to a WWE television taping.