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Braun Strowman Is Thankful To Roman Reigns For WrestleMania Opportunity

Braun Strowman Wins Universal Championship By Defeating Goldberg At WrestleMania 36

• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (August 24, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!

On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.

It was pre-taped at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 2000’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. Rikishi vs. The Goodfather

2. Steve Blackman, Eddie Guerrero & Chyna vs. Val Venis & T&A

3. The Undertaker vs. Road Dogg & X-Pac

4. Perry Saturn vs. Al Snow

5. Chris Jericho & The Hardy Boyz vs. Chris Benoit, Edge & Christian

6. The Rock & Lita vs. Kurt Angle & Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley

• Braun Strowman Is Thankful To Roman Reigns For WrestleMania Opportunity

During the WWE 24 documentary on WrestleMania 36, titled “WrestleMania: The Show Must Go On”, Braun Strowman discussed Roman Reigns pulling out of the show, which led to him facing WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg for the Universal Championship.

Below is what Strowman said:

“It was originally supposed to be Roman Reigns vs. Bill Goldberg, but with everything that’s going on, if it wasn’t for him having new-born twins…I talked to Roman a good bit about this and I could hear the disdain in his voice about how much he didn’t want to do this.

But being a father and a man, and a damn good one that he is, he did the right thing. And I’m thankful for it, because it gave me an opportunity to show the world what I’m capable of as well.”

Strowman got emotional while talking about it and his younger days, where he got bullied for being a fat kid.

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