An interesting match for an upcoming WWE event has been announced.
WWE is advertising a Universal Title match between champion Brock Lesnar and Kane for the Raw live event on January 27th in Baltimore, which will take place the night before the Royal Rumble.
The reason for Lesnar being added to the card is likely due to him being a replacement after Dean Ambrose suffered an injury. Local advertising is billing it as the first-ever meeting between the two superstars in a Universal Championship match.
The original main event for the event was The Shield vs., Sheamus, Cesaro & Samoa Joe. Now, it’s Roman Reigns defending the Intercontinental title against Joe, and Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan defending the Raw Tag Team titles against Sheamus & Cesaro.
WWE has announced that WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar would appear on next week’s episode of Raw on the USA Network. Lesnar is slated to defend his title against Kane and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match at the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV.
WWE holds next week’s show in Miami, FL at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Also announced for the show is Cedric Alexander will challenge Enzo Amore for the Cruiserweight Title.
Lesnar will defend the title against Kane and Braun Strowman at the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV event.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wells Fargo Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured. Here is the updated card:
--- 30-Man Royal Rumble Match: Elias,
--- WWE Universal Title Triple Threat Match: Brock Lesnar © vs. Kane vs. Braun Strowman
--- Women’s Royal Rumble Match: Asuka, Sasha Banks, Naomi
His contract with the sports entertainment company expires next year around WrestleMania 34. WWE issued the following to hype the upcoming match:
The squared circle is certainly no stranger to the phrase “the irresistible force meeting the immovable object.” However, at the 2018 Royal Rumble, not one, not two, but three immoveable objects will be facing off when Brock Lesnar puts his Universal Championship on the line against Braun Strowman and Kane in a Triple Threat Match.
Though a knockdown drag-out showdown between Strowman and Kane on the Dec. 11 episode of Raw was meant to decide Lesnar’s pay-per-view opponent, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle should have known that the hard-hitting bout was destined to descend into all-out chaos. On the other hand, perhaps he did have such an instinct because, after the match ended without a winner, Angle can now offer the WWE Universe a colossal free-for-all pitting the three forces of nature against each other in one historic clash.
Certainly, Lesnar has earned every bit of his place of prominence by outbattling some of the biggest names of WWE to stand alone at the top of the mountain. Enter Braun Strowman, an absolutely dominant Superstar who has left a path of destruction in arenas all over the world. Moreover, when he battled The Beast for the Universal Championship at WWE No Mercy, there was no fear in his eyes nor in his actions.
However, despite The Monster Among Men’s penchant for brutality, it would be a huge mistake to discount the 320-pound-plus demon in the room. After all, Kane is the most sinister Superstar in the fray and boasts an extensive history of in-ring destruction. Nothing is off limits for Kane when it comes to getting the best of his adversaries, and the ruthless Big Red Machine will certainly be at his most sadistic while battling for the Universal Title.
The stage is now set for the three dominant monsters, but will The Devil’s Favorite Demon or The Monster Among Men have what it takes to dethrone Lesnar? Or will The Conqueror vanquish his monstrous adversaries to Suplex City? Find out at Royal Rumble, Sunday, Jan 28, at a special start time of 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on WWE Network!