Roman Reigns is out of WWE WrestleMania 36.
According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, Roman Reigns expressed to WWE that he no longer felt comfortable performing at the WWE Peformance Center in the middle of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic that forced events to the venue. The report specified him being immunocompromised from his battle with leukemia.
Reigns was scheduled to face WWE Universal Champion Bill Goldberg at the event, and had built the match-up over several weeks. Pro Wrestling Sheet learned that Reigns' wishes were met by WWE, who will now see a replacement in the match.
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated revealed via Twitter that he reached out to WWE for comment on the status of Roman Reigns and WWE declined to comment. Fightful also received no comment from WWE.
I reached out to WWE for an official comment in regards to the Pro Wrestling Sheet report that Roman Reigns will not be part of the Universal Championship match at WrestleMania.— Justin Barrasso (@JustinBarrasso) March 27, 2020
WWE declined comment.
Fightful reported that as of earlier this week, potential main events were still on the table for the show, but had heard as of Thursday, there was a set list and they were finishing up tapings for the upcoming events. Contrary to a tweet from Kevin Iole Thursday afternoon, Fightful Select was told by numerous WWE sources that they were still utilizing the WWE Performance Center until the "stay-at-home" order started.
WWE WrestleMania 36 airs on April 4 & 5 from various locations on the WWE Network. Fightful will have full, live coverage of the show and post-show podcasts immediately following the events.