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Who WWE is planning to have dethrone Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam

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In a big update which was bound to frustrate many WWE fans, reports emerged this week that Brock Lesnar's next Universal Championship defence will take place at the SummerSlam pay-per-view.

Lesnar, who last competed at the Greatest Royal Rumble show in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on April 27, is expected to feature in the main event on August 19; meaning it will be four whole months before we see Monday Night RAW's biggest prize being defended again.

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That inactivity is the reason fans can't wait for him to drop the red strap.

Until that point, WWE still has two events to get through. Money in the Bank emanates from Chicago in a little over two weeks, while a couple of matches have already been announced for the Extreme Rules event in July - two crucial shows which won't feature The Beast.

For some weeks now, a couple of names have emerged as potential opponents for Lesnar at SummerSlam, with the expectation that Lesnar will drop the Universal Championship at last before, potentially, leaving the WWE with a UFC return still a major possibility.

As expected, Roman Reigns was the favourite to be placed into that spot for the third time, with WWE running the angle that management is trying to keep The Big Dog away from the prize; something no WWE fan is buying into.

Braun Strowman is another who was rumoured to be placed into that spot, as reports have suggested WWE wants Lesnar to put over both Reigns and The Monster Among Men before leaving. Both names make sense, as they seem like 'believable' WWE stars that can overcome Lesnar.

However, now Cageside Seats has revealed that WWE is seriously considering Seth Rollins as a potential opponent for the main event match at SummerSlam against Lesnar.

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The Kingslayer is scheduled to defend the Intercontinental Championship at Money in the Bank against Elias. If rumours are to be believed, then Elias could potentially shock the world by dethroning Rollins which will free up the latter to enter the Universal title picture instead.

Fans on social media had already given their seal of approval on the speculated plan, especially since Rollins' workhorse status and 'never-say-die' attitude inside of the WWE ring also makes him a more believable option that won't roll over to Lesnar.

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There is also a story to be told there based on their previous encounter, from the heist of the century at WrestleMania 31 to the inconclusive finish at Battleground which saw the return of The Undertaker.

There's no denying that The Architect has done incredible work with the Intercontinental Championship and helping elevate the prestige of the title with Lesnar nowhere to be seen. So much so, that even The Miz was forced to praise him for the work he's doing.

However, it's obvious that someone of Rollins' talent deserves to be in the Universal Championship picture and with more reports pointing this way, it's looking highly likely that Rollins will be Lesnar's comeback opponent.

Would you be happy to see Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship in the main event of SummerSlam? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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