Universal Champions Goldberg and its No. 1 contender Roman Reigns made their title match at WrestleMania 36 official at when they signed the contract on WWE Smackdown. Reigns said he cannot wait to re-capture “his” title and reminded his opponent, how like all the legends he’s faced – Triple H, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker – Goldberg will be next to fall. Also Read - INTERVIEW - Extremely Thankful For My Connection With WWE Universe: WWE Superstar Lana
Michael Cole did his bit to add fuel to this heated rivalry when he reminded Reigns of a tweet he indirectly aimed at Goldberg a while ago, where he called his habit of headbutting each door before a match “lame.” Goldberg responded by saying he’s been breaking doors since years with that headbutt and assured Reigns that he will be next in line to know what it feels like. Also Read - WWE Smackdown Results: Braun Strowman to Face Goldberg For Universal Title at WrestleMania 36
Days after announcing himself as host of WrestleMania, Rob Gronkowski officially made his debut in the WWE be appearing on WWE Smackdown and setting up a match between King Corbin and Elias for the two-day spectacle. Gronkowski’s first Smackdown appearance was interrupted by Corbin, which didn’t make things easy in the ring as the two athletes nearly came to blows. But out came Elias who threw Corbin out of the ring leading to Gronkowski setting up their match at Mania. Also Read - WrestleMania 36 - Full Match Card, Where to Watch, Date And Start Time and How to Watch
Former Women’s champion Paige appeared on Smackdown via satellite but she was quickly interrupted by Bayley and Sasha Banks, who not only had disrespectful things to say about her but also mocked fun at her in-ring retirement. Paige however, had the last laugh as she announced a blockbuster six-pack challenge for the Raw Women’s title at Wrestlemania. Bayley will defend her title against Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke, Tamina, Naomi and partner Sasha Banks.
The feud between Dolph Ziggler and Otis reached a crescendo as Ziggler’s attempt to get inside Otis’ skin backfire for John Morris and The Miz. With the Smackdown tag champs taking on the Heavy Machinery and with Ziggler on commentary, The Showoff tried to catch Otis’ attention by showing his pictures with Mandy Rose on the screen. Irate at what he saw on the TitanTron, Otis went after Ziggler before unleashed a flurry of chair shots on Miz and Morrison and losing via disqualification.
Daniel Bryan challenged Shinsuke Nakamura for the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania but not before the former NXT champion added a twist. The leader of the Yes Movement will get his title shot only if his partner Drew Gulak was able to beat Zayn next week on Smackdown.