Roman Reigns Pulls Out Of WWE WrestleMania 36 Match

"The Big Dog" is deferring to his health...

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reported Thursday night that Roman Reigns has pulled out of his Universal title match with Goldberg at WrestleMania 36.

According to the report, Reigns expressed to WWE that he was no longer comfortable doing the Performance Center shows in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, due to him being immunocompromised due to previous battles with leukemia, and does not want to risk his health.

Reigns missed nearly five months of action from October 2018 to March 2019 due to his most recent battle with leukemia, which forced him to vacate the WWE Universal championship. He formally announced on February 25 of last year that his leukemia had gone into remission.

Reigns was previously diagnosed with the condition in May of 2007, while he was on the roster of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.

Satin's report claims that WWE is honoring his request, and will now issue a new opponent for Goldberg in the Universal title match at WrestleMania.

WrestleMania 36 is being filmed this week at WWE's Performance Center. The event will air over two nights on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5.

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