Triple H appeared on ESPN MMA with Ariel Helwani this week and discussed Roman Reigns backing out of his WrestleMania 36 match with WWE Universal Champion Bill Goldberg as he didn’t feel comfortable wrestling during the coronavirus pandemic given his health issues following the battles with leukemia.
Triple H noted that from a storyline standpoint, the Reigns situation is going to play out in a “unique manner.”
“You can watch our business in multiple different ways,” Triple H said. “One of them is the storyline aspect of it and to follow the storyline. Another way is the online component of it and the reality of it behind it. Roman has his situation and his reasons for doing the things he’s doing, but I will say from our standpoint and the storyline standpoint, it’s going to play out in a unique manner and we want it to play out that way. I don’t want to give away the ending of the movie before the movie takes place. Everybody just has to watch and see how this unfolds. It will unfold in a unique way and I think it will be meaningful for everybody.
“There will always be critics, it’s our company’s mission to put smiles on peoples faces, and that’s what we’re trying to do in this situation at a time where people really need those smiles. It might not be the perfect product but it is the product and it is what it is right now.”
You can read about Reigns’ replacement in the WrestleMania 36 title match by clicking here. Reigns and Goldberg are set to face off on tomorrow’s SmackDown, and that’s likely where the change will be officially announced.
(H/T to WrestlingInc)