WWE’s Original Plan For Goldberg At WrestleMania 36

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Goldberg wrestled at WrestleMania 36 where he was defeated by Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Title. This was a big night for the Monster Among Men, but he wasn’t even initially booked on the card.

Wrestle Talk reports that WWE had a much different plan when finding out that Roman Reigns wouldn’t be working the show of shows. Goldberg was originally booked to retain the WWE Universal Title. Reigns vs Goldberg was supposed to be postponed to a later event.

WWE’s initial plan when they figured Roman wouldn’t be on the show was to have Goldberg retain. WWE wanted Goldberg to put over Roman Reigns, with this being the only reason he defeated The Fiend for the Universal Championship at Super ShowDown.

The tentative plan was for Roman Reigns and Goldberg’s match to be moved to SummerSlam. WWE was still hoping at the time that the novel coronavirus pandemic will level off by that point.

After WrestleMania was filmed, Vince McMahon and other heads of sporting leagues spoke with Donald Trump. The current goal is to re-open stadiums and arenas around September. No definitive timetable can be placed on this situation as we don’t know what will happen next. COVID-19 has been in America since January 20th and it took a lot of people months to call it anything other than the flu.

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