The WWE is focused on making it to WrestleMania 33, but their plans for after the show are also starting to ramp up.
The big main event featuring Brock Lesnar and Goldberg for the WWE Universal championship is a huge bout for the future of the RAW brand, and they may already have the next contender in line picked out.
Plans are always fluid, especially with WrestleMania 33 still just under a month away, but fans may not like the direction they plan to take the Universal title next. As always when talking about the future, spoilers below on what’s to come.
Roman Reigns is possibly next up to go through a feud with Lesnar, according to Dave Meltzer of F4Wonline. Reigns is scheduled to take on The Undertaker at WrestleMania, which is an easy way to tie him back to Lesnar if they go that route.
This also means there’s a very good chance Goldberg drops the belt at WrestleMania, ending his 2-0 streak over Lesnar. Goldberg has not signed a new deal with the WWE, leading to the belief that Lesnar will come out victorious.
Lesnar famously ended the Undertaker’s 21-0 streak of WrestleMania victories, and should Reigns also serve The Phenom a loss, they could use that as a way to vault Reigns into title contention.
The WWE is in a strange position as they continue to put Reigns over despite fans being resistant to his status as a top star. The Undertaker’s WrestleMania dominance is part of his mystique, but he’s also 51 years old.
It’s hard to imagine the sell of Reigns, a physical specimen still in his prime, losing to the aged Undertaker. It will be interesting to see how the match plays out, and how fans react to whatever the outcome is. Meltzer thinks the creative team is aware of the corner they’re painted into:
Reigns and Lesnar met in WrestleMania 31, but the match was interrupted by Seth Rollins who cashed in his money in the bank opportunity. Rollins went on to pin Reigns to walk away with the WWE championship.
The WWE has obviously been pushing for Reigns to be one of the company’s main eventers, and a feud with a freshly-crowned Lesnar lines up with how they’ve booked The Big Dog since arriving as part of The Shield.
Do you think a Lesnar-Reigns feud work for RAW, or is this going to be a booking blunder from the WWE? Let us know in the comments!