Universal title change alters a couple of matches at WrestleMania 36

 
 

The Smackdown side of the WrestleMania card got some overhaul over the past week according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.

Goldberg, who was not scheduled to be part of the show at all, is now the Universal champion after beating The Fiend yesterday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The outcome of the match had an impact on two WWE Superstars and who they would be facing at WrestleMania.

Roman Reigns is expected to be the #1 contender for the Universal title after Elimination Chamber is over and done with. As of last week, Reigns was penned to take on The Fiend but then, as it often happens in this business, things change. Reigns is now set to take on Goldberg for the title.

Bray Wyatt was hoping to walk into WrestleMania as the champion but that obviously is not happening now. Wyatt is now slated to be wrestling John Cena on the show, which would be a rematch from WrestleMania XXX. Cena was originally thought to be wrestling Elias at WrestleMania but now gets The Fiend instead.