With three big pay-per-views on the horizon for WWE, a lot of work needs to be done to keep things moving in the right direction as all roads are leading to WrestleMania in Tampa, Florida, in early April. The first event is coming up next week as the superstars head to Saudi Arabia for Super ShowDown. There are some huge matches already scheduled for the card, and one match will feature Bray “The Fiend” Wyatt vs. Goldberg for the Universal Championship. The results of that bout may already be known.
Goldberg’s recent return to WWE was met with threatening words from The Fiend, who wants a piece of the legend. The interaction between the two led to a match for Wyatt’s title being scheduled for Saudi Arabia, and fans can’t wait to see the superstars collide.
Whoever walks out of Super ShowDown as the Universal Champion is expected to defend the title at WrestleMania 36. Right now, current rumors have The Fiend keeping his title and leaving Saudi Arabia as the Universal Champion.
According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, by way of Ringside News, Goldberg is not expected to have a match at WrestleMania 36 in Tampa. He is not even scheduled to be at the event, which would mean that his winning the title from Wyatt makes no sense.
With over six weeks left until WrestleMania 36, and even one week until Super ShowDown, backstage plans are subject to change. It is expected that Roman Reigns will win the men’s match at Elimination Chamber, the other big pay-per-view scheduled between now and WrestleMania, and go on to challenge for the Universal Championship in early April.
Right now, the creative team at WWE believes that Reigns vs. Wyatt is what will happen at WrestleMania. There has been some back-and-forth between the superstars, and things could be put into high gear for the final three or four weeks leading up to the event is this, in fact, where the company is heading.
If Vince McMahon feels as if Goldberg would be a better opponent for Reigns at WrestleMania, everything could change. While the exact plans coming from backstage may never be known, more will become clear after Super ShowDown next week.
If Goldberg doesn’t win against Wyatt, and doesn’t compete at WrestleMania 36, this return would be another “one-and-done” appearance from a WWE legend. That’s not something totally unexpected from WWE, as they know bringing legends back certainly helps with all the money exchanging hands for Saudi Arabia events.