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WWE may have a smart plan to keep the Universal title off Roman Reigns at SummerSlam

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There's now just over one month to go until WWE's biggest event of the summer. 

SummerSlam lands in Brooklyn on August 19 - and next week, expect a number of huge storylines to begin on both SmackDown and RAW. 

One of those, perhaps the biggest, should be built around the Universal Championship.

TITLE PLANS 

The red brand's top prize hasn't been seen since April when Brock Lesnar defeated Roman Reigns in a steel cage match at the Greatest Royal Rumble. 

After he successfully defended his belt, The Beast scuppered off into the shadows - and we haven't heard anything from him in the last three months. 

But SummerSlam is The Biggest Party of the Summer - and Lesnar has already been confirmed for a return. 

THE EXPECTED RESULT

According to a number of reports, it's likely that Brock will finally be dropping the Universal title in New York, to long-term rival Reigns.

Now, this is because Lesnar is almost certainly going to make his UFC return in the future, swapping back from WWE to MMA once again. 

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But this could give Vince McMahon a big problem - because even though most fans hate that Lesnar holds the title and hasn't been seen for months, they still prefer him to The Big Dog. 

We've seen so many times that Roman just isn't over with the WWE Universe - and because of that, McMahon may be working on a plan to swerve everyone again at SummerSlam.

WWE'S LATEST PLAN 

That's according to Wrestling Observer Live's Bryan Alvarez, who believes that because Lesnar won't be fighting in UFC until 2019, that he could still hold the Universal title past August.

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"After WrestleMania, they signed [Lesnar] to two events. one was the Greatest Royal Rumble and one was to be determined," Alvarez said on WOL, per Ringside News.

"It looks like SummerSlam is going to be that match. They could sign him to another extension if they really want to fool people and not put the title on Reigns again." 

It's certainly an interesting idea, one that would give WWE a chance to push Reigns as their top guy without the title for a little while longer. 

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That, combined with the idea that Lesnar probably won't be around, could work to finally get him cheered by a majority of fans. 

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