A lot of WWE fans have been up in arms as of late due to the fact that the WWE's top title is around the waist of a part timer. If you're one of those fans, then you probably won't like the WWE's future plans for the strap either.
Currently the Universal Title is held by ex-UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar who only appears on WWE TV on a select few dates. Lesnar usually makes on or two appearances on Monday Night RAW a month in order to build-up whatever feud he is involved in at the time. To his credit, Lesnar has been defending his title pretty often as of late; having competed at pay-per-views (PPVs) such as Great Balls Of Fire, SummerSlam, and No Mercy as of late.
Lesnar has already downed the elite that the Universal Title picture has to offer; in defeating Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, and Braun Strowman. With that being said, who is left to challenge "The Beast" for the Universal title? Perhaps the man that never lost the title in the first place.
Finn Balor won the inaugural Universal Title last year at SummerSlam by defeating Seth Rollins. The night after the PPV, however, it was revealed that Balor suffered a nasty shoulder injury that would sideline him for months and force him to vacate the title.
If that's the fight that WWE fans want to see, they might have to wait a long time for it.
Brock Lesnar was nowhere to be found on RAW this past Monday after his Universal Title match win over Strowman on Sunday. The next RAW PPV event next month will be none other than Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC), which Lesnar is currently not being advertised for.
It's unlikely he would be performing at the event, as he is typically announced for events early in order to boost ticket sales.
Instead, WWE could be focusing on a Shield reunion storyline for the PPV, putting Lesnar on the back-burner for the time being. To make things even more interesting, however, Lesnar isn't being advertised for Survivor Series either.
If this proves to be the case, and Lesnar isn't appearing at either TLC or Survivor Series, we most likely won't see him defend the Universal Title until the Royal Rumble.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of Lesnar not defending the Universal Title until the Royal Rumble in January? Is this a bad thing for WWE moving forward? Should this mark the end of part-time champions as we know it? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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