WrestleMania 36 lost one of its main events as Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com is reporting that Roman Reigns was not taking part in the show due to his bout with leukemia.
Satin, who occasionally appears on WWE Backstage, said that it was Reigns who expressed his wish not to be part of any more upcoming shows as long as this pandemic remains because his immune system is weaker than those of regular people and if he gets the virus, it would put his life in danger. WWE had no problem with Reigns’ request and took him out of the card.
The WWE Universal title will still be defended at WrestleMania but the opponent remains under wraps.
There are also rumors that some other matches were changed as well as some WWE Superstars showed up with a fever according to Dave Meltzer of the Observer and were not allowed in the Performance Center. All employees are screened before entering the facility to try and keep the place as clean as possible.
WrestleMania 36 was taped on Wednesday and Thursday although it’s not clear if additional tapings or re-shoots will be done at the Performance Center.