The road to Wrestlemania 36 gained steam with two blockbuster matches all but set during the February 28 edition of Smackdown. As things turned out in the opening segment of the show, Roman Reigns is expected to face Goldberg for the Universal Championship at the Raymond James Stadium on April 6 after the Big Dog emerged to answer the newly crowned Universal Champion’s challenge. Also Read - "Philosophy of Never Giving Up": John Cena on Correlation Between Him And Virat Kohli
The other big match that was fixed was a returning John Cena answering The Fiend’s challenge to face him at Mania. Cena and Bray Wyatt met at Wrestlemania 30 with the 16-time World Champion defeating the Eater of Words. But it seems as if Wyatt did not forget his old nemesis and wants to even the odds this year at the Showcase of the Immortals. Also Read - Fast and Furious 9: New Trailer Raises Excitement, Fans Can't Wait For This Action-Packed Movie
The show began with Goldberg, fresh off his victory at WWE Super Showdown addressing the WWE Universe, saying it’s not about who was last, but who’s next. After not expressing much fondness towards the former WCW champion, the crowd erupted as Reigns’ music hit. The Big Dog did not waste time, got up to Goldberg’s face and said “I’m next,” all but likely setting the path of a showdown between the two masters of the Spear at Wrestlemania 36. Also Read - John Cena Recalls How BTS Army Influence Him, Says 'Helped Me Embrace My Vulnerable Side'
Meanwhile, Cena, who made a return to WWE television, for the first time since informed everyone how Wrestlemania this year could go without him and that he knows it’s time for the full-timers to deserve a spot at Mania. But just as he was about to leave through the aisle, the lights dimmed, and when it came back on, HE was right behind Cena. The Fiend pointed at the Wrestlemania sign, hoping from a yes, and his wish was fulfilled as the leader of Cenation looked back and tipped his cap as the road to Wrestlemania picked pace.
Bayley and Naomi squared off in a rematch from Super Showdown with a returning Sasha Banks in her friends corner. Naomi would pick up the win after Sasha and Bayley rounded up on her but Lacey Evans even things out. The match was restarted as a tag-team contest and after back and forth pivotal moments, The Sassy Southern Belle pinned the Smackdown Women’s champion for the win
Daniel Bryan defeated Curtis Axel as Drew Gulak was on commentary. Axel put up a fight but it wasn’t enough for Bryan, who made the B-team member submit to the LeBell Lock. Intercontinental champion Braun Strowman would now face Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn and Cesaro in a three-on-one handicap match at the Elimination Chamber after the Monster Among Men, during the contract signing, said he would take on all three of them together. The contract was amended and signed before Strowman was laid out in the ring with Cesaro, Zayn and Nakamura attacking the Intercontinental Champion.
Robert Roode defeated Kofi Kingston, making the most of an interference from Dolph Ziggler. John Morrison faced his first loss since returning after he and The Miz were defeated by the Usos. This, after it was confirmed that Miz and Morrison will put their tag-team titles on the line against five different team inside the Elimination Chamber next Sunday.