At the moment, there’s a lot of confusion and frustration aimed towards Brock Lesnar and his entire situation revolving around the Universal Championship and his storyline with Roman Reigns.
Most of it stems from the fact that the company swerved the WWE Universe at WrestleMania 34 by having The Beast retain the championship, despite the majority believing that The Big Dog would finally dethrone him inside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome while Lesnar would jump ship to the UFC.
While the latter can still happen depending on the intricacies of his new WWE deal - which was a surprise in itself - everyone is now wondering what the plans could be for Lesnar and his Universal Championship.
On the surface, the likely option is that Reigns will defeat Lesnar at the Greatest Royal Rumble event on April 27 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. However, we have been swerved before and it could happen once more in the Middle East as WWE fans are almost certain this is why the match has been booked.
Now, according to PW Stream, WWE is having discussions about a blockbuster match for Lesnar at SummerSlam and the interesting thing about it is that it reportedly doesn’t include the Universal Championship, signalling that he could drop the title before then.
NoDQ has posted the tweet from PW Stream, claiming that there are discussions of having Lesnar go up against the returning Bobby Lashley at the biggest party of the summer, but without the Universal title being defended.
The tweet read: “Lesnar vs Lashley has been discussed, however, in the discussions I’ve been told about it wouldn’t be for the title, and it wouldn’t be anytime soon. Most likely to be at a big show like SummerSlam that needs high profile names. #Raw.”
A Lesnar vs. Lashley match has been rumoured to take place for some months now, ever since news first emerged that WWE had been in contact with Lashley regarding a return to the company.
It was thought that Lashley could end up being the one that sends Lesnar packing, as he’s also a legitimate fighter like Lesnar and is a more realistic option compared to others on the roster.
However, if this rumour is to be believed then it suggests that Lesnar could drop the Universal title before then, and it won’t come as a huge surprise if Reigns is the one to finally dethrone him.
WWE has made SummerSlam into a mini WrestleMania now. So, somebody like Lesnar should be featured in a prominent match on the card, even if he doesn’t have the championship over his shoulder.
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