Roman Reigns off WrestleMania 36 due to coronavirus concerns

Roman Reigns has pulled out of WrestleMania.

The WWE superstar will not be likely ahead with his scheduled Common championship match with Monthly bill Goldberg at WrestleMania 36 mainly because of coronavirus overall health issues, in accordance to experiences. The 34-yr-aged Reigns, whose genuine name is Joe Anoa’i, questioned out of carrying out in the match. He has leukemia and is immunocompromised, placing him at larger hazard if he contracts COVID-19.

Pro Wrestling Sheet was the 1st to report Reigns would not appear at WrestleMania and that he expressed to the business that he was no longer cozy carrying out the Overall performance Heart shows  through the pandemic and did not want hazard his health and fitness. WWE honored his wishes.

WrestleMania 36, which was originally intended to consider spot at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, is scheduled to air April 4-5 and is hosted by former Patriots limited conclude Rob Gronkowski. The party is established to just take position on closed sets at several spots, such as the WWE General performance Heart in Orlando, Fla, with essential staff only. Reigns was at the facility very last week for a storyline agreement signing on “Friday Evening SmackDown” with Goldberg.

Request for comment from WWE was not returned early Friday early morning.

WWE will seek a new opponent for Goldberg, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet.

WWE experienced place in an progress taping plan into area right before Orlando issuing a stay-at-home buy in reaction to coronavirus that will near all non-vital corporations in the town for two months setting up Thursday, according to Wide range.

Reigns was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 and uncovered to environment in Oct 2018 that it had returned. He relinquished the Universal championship and took a crack from WWE to deal with his health. Reigns returned in February 2019 to announce he was in remission and was once again with WWE on a complete-time foundation.

That firm has been functioning its television reveals with only essential staff and no viewers at its Functionality Heart for extra than two weeks.

Stephanie McMahon, WWE’s chief brand officer, told Selection this week that everybody moving into the creating is going through “extensive screening and screening when you first arrive in the facility” and no a person is capable to be “milling around” the backstage spot and catering. WWE’s health professionals are using everyone’s temperature, and if you have a temperature “over 100.4 levels, you are automatically asked to depart.”

“If you’ve been out of the region or been in touch or in get hold of with anybody who’s been out of the region you are not allowed in the facility,” McMahon claimed. “We’re taking every precaution we can. It’s also why you don’t see talent or everyone else in the viewers. We genuinely are adhering to all the guidelines that we can to retain the overall health and basic safety of our crew and our performers.”