Braun Strowman Officially Replaces Roman Reigns At WWE WrestleMania 36

Now it's official...

It took until the weekend of, but WWE finally acknowledged that Roman Reigns is being replaced in the Universal title match at WrestleMania 36. Braun Strowman will take Reigns' spot in the match with champion Goldberg.

Neither Goldberg nor Strowman appeared on the go-home SmackDown on Friday night when the announcement was made. Reigns and his bowing out were not mentioned in any way in conjunction with the match announcement.

The 16 match card for WWE WrestleMania 36, broadcasting in halves on Saturday and Sunday night, looks like so:

*WWE World: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre

*WWE Universal: Goldberg (c) vs. Braun Strowman

*Raw Women's: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler

*SmackDown Women's/Elimination Match: Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina

*NXT Women's: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair

*Firefly Fun House Match: John Cena vs. The Fiend

*Boneyard Match: The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles

*Last Man Standing Match: Edge vs. Randy Orton

*WWE Intercontinental: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

*Raw Tag Team: The Street Profits (c) vs. Angel Garza and Austin Theory

*SmackDown Tag Team/Ladder Match: John Morrison and The Miz (c) vs. The Usos vs. The New Day

*Women's Tag Team: The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross

*Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins

*Elias vs. King Corbin

*Dolph Ziggler vs. Otis

*Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley

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