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Goldberg wins Universal title at WWE Super ShowDown


With WrestleMania 36 approaching, WWE has a new Universal Champion.

Goldberg won the Universal title by defeating "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in the main event of Super ShowDown in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today. He pinned Wyatt after giving him a Jackhammer.

Goldberg hit four spears on Wyatt during the match and fought out of the Mandible Claw twice. Wyatt got up as Goldberg was celebrating after, but the lights then went out and Wyatt was gone when they came back.

Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio overnight that Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns is planned for WrestleMania 36. Goldberg's challenger for WrestleMania will be decided by an Elimination Chamber match at WWE's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 8.

Meltzer noted that John Cena is planned to be Wyatt's new WrestleMania opponent. Cena will appear on tomorrow's episode of SmackDown in Boston, Massachusetts.

After Goldberg's title win, it was teased on commentary that he'll also be appearing on SmackDown tomorrow.

Wyatt had been Universal Champion since defeating Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel in October 2019.

This is the second time Goldberg has held the Universal title. He was Universal Champion for less than a month in 2017, winning the title from Kevin Owens at Fastlane and losing it to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33.