Who Vince McMahon could make the Universal Champion instead of Roman Reigns

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There has been a great deal of confusion since WrestleMania 34, this is mainly down to the fact that WWE swerved the fans to have Brock Lesnar retain his Universal Championship against Roman Reigns.

The expectation from the majority of WWE fans was that The Beast would finally drop the Universal title to The Big Dog, allowing him to make a swift return to the UFC and leave Reigns as the one to finally end Lesnar’s terrorising and destructive reign in the company.


Instead, Lesnar’s sixth F5 of the night was enough to put Reigns away inside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, before the company announced the following night that he had signed a new deal - but the duration of that hasn’t been revealed right now.

Lesnar’s next defence takes place on April 27 at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This time, he’s going to meet Reigns once more but inside of a steel cage and now the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has brought to light some new details about what the Universal Championship picture could look like.

They’ve claimed that the general feeling within WWE is that Reigns winning the championship is imminent and is likely to occur in Saudi Arabia in front of what many expect to be a more receptive crowd than your traditional US audience - along with the fact that it’s doubtful Vince McMahon would book Reigns to lose inside of a steel cage match.

So, the feeling is that Vince has not given up on Reigns, but simply postponed the ultimate coronation many thought would take place at the Grandest Stage of Them All.

However, the source has also claimed that there is still an outside chance that they could book another major swerve and put the title on somebody else.


If speculation is to be believed, then Vince could abandon a Reigns title win altogether for now and go with somebody like Braun Strowman instead.

This is down to The Monster Among Men being significantly more popular than Reigns in the WWE right now, so they could look to capitalise on that and he’s still a believable star that could defeat Lesnar despite failing previously.


They added that the downside to a potential Strowman championship win is that he’s not as versatile in the ring compared to someone like Reigns, meaning he needs to be protected a lot more in his matches and booking in general.

That’s not something WWE fans will hate, but it could be a much more difficult task to put Reigns back in the picture naturally later on than forcing it yet again.

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