On last week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Goldberg told “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt that he was next, and the two Superstars will go one on one for the Universal Championship at Super ShowDown on February 27.
While Wyatt is the favourite to emerge victorious from the match, some have speculated that WWE could do a repeat of Fastlane 2017 and have Goldberg win the title and go on to WrestleMania as Universal Champion. This would seemingly set up a battle of the spears at The Showcase Of The Immortals as Roman Reigns is currently pencilled in to win the Elimination Chamber and become number one contender for SmackDown’s top title.
During an interview with Pro Wrestling Sheet, Reigns revealed he would rather face The Fiend at WrestleMania 36 than Goldberg. He explained this is because Wyatt is a full-time WWE Superstar and The Big Dog wants to work with wrestlers who are going to be in the locker room with him, as opposed to Goldberg who is a special attraction at this point in his career.
Reigns said: “I would much rather face The Fiend. He’s busted his ass all year long for it. No offence to Goldberg, I think he’s a great performer, he’s a great Superstar, but I’m into the future right now and helping out the guys who are going to be in the locker room with me. And there’s no doubt The Fiend has put a lot of work into what he’s done. As we all have. So like I said, man, it’s my time now. We’ve had fun with that funhouse, but it’s time to bring it home.”