During WWE Friday Night SmackDown, it was announced that Universal Champion Goldberg will now defend the title against Roman Reigns.
As of this writing, WWE has not explained why Reigns was being replaced in the match. Dave Meltzer and WrestleVotes were the first to report that Strowman would be replacing Reigns.
Melzer noted last week that The Miz showed up sick and The Usos found out and were upset about it since everyone is being told to not travel to the Performance Center if they are showing any signs of illness. The word got back to Reigns and that is when he pulled out of the show.
Reigns noted this week on Instagram that fans don’t know all of the reasons why he pulled out of the show. He said fans don’t know if he has kids at home or older relatives living with him. Reigns’ twins were born a few months ago so that is what he was referring to.
— WWE (@WWE) April 4, 2020