One of the more frustrating storylines on Monday Night RAW right now is Roman Reigns’ pursuit of the Universal Championship, especially since Brock Lesnar is nowhere to be seen.
There has been talk about The Beast Incarnate potentially making a WWE exit and returning to the UFC, primarily because WWE isn’t going to allow him to compete in the UFC while under a WWE contract like they did when he returned for a one-off bout against Mark Hunt at UFC 200.
While Lesnar might still decide to stay with WWE after trying to use the UFC as leverage for a new, better deal, sources are claiming that WWE is moving ahead with the Universal Championship match as normal which could see The Big Dog dethrone The Beast Incarnate.
However, two things seem to be annoying WWE fans which the WWE is doing completely on purpose in order to turn the fans on Lesnar which means they’ll - hopefully - side with Reigns at long last.
The first is that Lesnar is having ridiculously short matches at live events. He defeated Kane in under 40 seconds while a bout against The Miz went around 79 seconds.
The other thing is that Lesnar is not appearing on RAW. The first time he missed it was genuine - he genuinely no-showed Monday Night RAW which resulted in WWE sending out Reigns to deliver a shoot promo on his rival. However, now it’s all a work and WWE is purposely keeping Lesnar off-screen.
This week, Vince McMahon temporarily suspended Reigns before going on to reveal that Lesnar will be on RAW next week. However, Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer has shared some insight on what Lesnar’s role could be and if he’s right, it could further annoy WWE fans.
It all really revolves around what Vince said. He claimed that Lesnar would be on RAW next week, however, Alvarez discussed this on the latest instalment of Wrestling Observer Live and pointed out that WWE never claimed that Lesnar would be appearing live on next week’s show.
He believes that WWE might choose to have Lesnar now appear live again for the fans in attendance. Instead, they might do a taped segment or have Lesnar appear via satellite as technically, Lesnar would still appear on RAW like Vince said.
Again, it’s a good way to further have the fans turn on Lesnar. However, if Lesnar is advertised to appear then WWE won’t want to further infuriate fans that have paid to see Lesnar live in the arena rather than on a screen.
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