Strowman wasn’t even supposed to be in the bout against Goldberg, who had been champion since Super ShowDown in February. He was added earlier in the week after Roman Reigns, Goldberg’s original challenger, pulled out of the match due to health concerns and personal reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The win is a long time coming for Strowman, and marks the first time he’s captured a heavyweight championship. It was only a few months ago that the 36-year-old former strongman managed to win his first singles title — the Intercontinental Championship.
Where Goldberg goes from here is uncertain, but it’s been a rollercoaster year for the Hall of Famer. He started 2019 with a poor performance against the Undertaker, followed it up with a quick beatdown of Dolph Ziggler and then later took out “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt to become Universal Champion.
As for Strowman, the big man is likely heading for a feud with Reigns, who is expected to be back at some point in the near future. It all just depends on what WWE decides to do in the wake of the COVID-19 situation.
The Monster Among Men Braun Strowman was finally able to capture his first Universal Championship at the Showcase of the Immortals.