WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is currently on a rampage, and the company is booking him as strong as he has ever been, much to the surprise of many fans.
In the past three months, The Beast Incarnate has defended his title at all of Monday Night RAW's pay-per-views, as he defeated Samoa Joe at Great Balls of Fire in July, Braun Strowman at No Mercy, and both of them plus Roman Reigns at SummerSlam.
Alongside pinning The Big Dog to win the match at WWE's biggest party of the summer, Lesnar also defeated Joe and Strowman at Great Balls of Fire and No Mercy respectively with just one F-5, which many fans thought was a strange booking decision by the company.
The reason behind this booking decision, however, has been revealed, and it makes sense when you consider the company's future plans for the Universal Champion and his title at WrestleMania 34 next year in New Orleans.
According to The Observer, via Cageside Seats, Vince McMahon wants Lesnar to beat everyone with one F-5 to look as strong as possible until he meets Reigns at WrestleMania 34. This is so when The Big Dog does defeat The Beast at 'Mania, it will make the win look like a monumental achievement.
This booking decision makes even more sense when you add it to why Reigns was pinned by Lesnar at SummerSlam, as The Big Dog will do the exact same thing to The Beast at WrestleMania in 2018 to solidify his status at the top of the WWE.
Reigns is also being built strong by defeating John Cena at No Mercy with just one spear, so it seems inevitable that he will be the one to slay The Beast at WWE's grandest stage of all next year in New Orleans, whether the majority of fans support him like a face at that point or not.
It's quite obvious now that WWE wants Reigns to beat Lesnar at WrestleMania 34, and there's nothing that's going to change McMahon's mind about that. He's putting all the pieces in place for that eventual match, no matter what fans think. Here's to hoping it will be better than their first meeting at WrestleMania 31.