WWE’s plans for the universal title have been thrown into chaos because they will not know when Roman Reigns will return to the business.
The Big Dog was to challenge Goldberg for the belt at WrestleMania 36 but was not comfortable participating in the coronavirus epidemic after a courageous battle against leukemia.
Reigns was diagnosed with blood cancer for the second time in 2018, but returned the following year after fighting back.
However, his immune system was weakened during the treatment of the disease and the 34-year-old naturally did not take risks in the closed doors of Mania.
Reigns was likely to be crowned universal champion of the Hall of Famer Goldberg veteran before being hastily replaced by Braun Strowman.
According to Tom Colohue of SportskeedaWWE plans are now in chaos because they don’t know when the quadruple world champion will return.
The kingdoms will not be able to return to the ring until the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control in the United States, but this could happen in several months.
They don’t know when (Roman Reigns) will be back. Everything they wrote in advance is now on the scrap heap.
Colohue revealed on the Dropkick DiSKussions podcast: “This is essentially going to be a complete rewrite of everything they had planned for Roman Reigns.
“The main reason is that they don’t know when he’s coming back. With everything that is going on and with the coronavirus that seems to last for months, even years, they cannot say with confidence: “Okay, we are going to write a scenario for August, because we do not know if it will return. We will write a screenplay for November.
“They don’t know when he’s going to come back. Everything they wrote in advance is now on the scrap heap.
“They have to start from scratch, create something completely new, this new scenario could lead him to become the champion in the next three months of the one who will become next champion if someone becomes it next.
“We may not see Goldberg in the universal championship for the next 8 months, but most likely, they write off Goldberg, get the championship on someone again, and then the championship is back in contention for anyone. “
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“Roman returns when Roman returns, then the script begins again. “
SunSport said two weeks ago that Reigns was being watched by doctors as the deadly coronavirus was rampant around the world.
Promoting wrestling took high security measures during the epidemic, including strict travel and testing rules.