Braun Strowman defeats Bill Goldberg to emerge WWE universal champion

Braun Strowman defeats Bill Goldberg to emerge WWE universal champion

- Braun Strowman is the new WWE universal champion having defeated Goldberg

- The 36-year-old defeated Goldberg in a highly entertaining fixture

- Goldberg was stunned having been favoured to win the encounter

It was fight to finish in the wee hours of Sunday, March 5, as Braun Strowman defeated the highly rated Bill Goldberg in a very entertaining Wrestlemania 36 match.

Goldberg looked like the main man early on the show hitting his opponent with three spears before Strowman then kicked out.

Strowman captured his first major title in grand style with series of heavy power slams which eventually sent him to victory.

The highly entertaining fixture which was staged behind closed doors due to the rampaging coronavirus did not last up to three minutes.

Goldberg was earlier billed to fight Roman Reigns, but the Smackdown member cited personal health as well as coronavirus concerns and then pulled out of the cards before Strowman was then listed.

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Although the new champion Strowman has been in sparkling form in recent times, he was yet to win any major title until this.

Recall that Goldberg was favoured to win the fight having previously won the title when he defeated Bray Wyatt in Saudi Arabia.

The 53-year-old returned to the WWE four years ago after he had been a longtime face of the WCW.

WrestleMania 36 will continue to take place in Orlando, however in a limited space with no fans in attendance.

WWE executive and former champion Triple H told ESPN that there is no better time than now that entertainment is needed around the world.

He said: “Well you know, in this time I think we believe, WWE, I think our talent, our staff, our crew -that probably now more than ever, entertainment for people is a necessity.

"And them having something that they can tune into, forget about everything that's going on or what they have happening in their lives or not being able to leave their house, or whatever it is, and just tune out for a few hours, tune into something that's just fantastical, and just forget about it all. And we feel not only the need to do that but sort of the obligation to do that for people."

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PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan' earlier reported that Chris Jericho still remembered when he was once knocked out by the former undisputed heavyweight king Mike Tyson.

The former WWE Star now with AEW relayed his encounter with the Baddest man on the Planet who was once a knockout specialist in the heavyweight division.

Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in 1985 when he defeated Trevor Berbick via a knockout and had a few moments with the WWE in his sterling career.

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