It's safe to say that the mood heading into SummerSlam probably isn't what the WWE would have initially intended.
Brock Lesnar's appearance on Monday Night RAW this week did gauge plenty of rightful interest as he finally decided to appear after fans had waited for long enough.
However, it's evidently not enough to end the sour feeling heading into his Universal Championship match at SummerSlam where he'll take on Roman Reigns - again.
This will mark the third event in 2018 alone where The Big Dog gets a Universal Championship match against The Beast, after he failed to dethrone Lesnar at WrestleMania 34 as well as the Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Although, WWE did receive praise for the swerves after it was thought that Lesnar was undoubtedly going to lose and return to the UFC.
That still seems to be the case now, but there's still plenty of negativity surrounding the match.
One one side, there's a champion that rarely turns up so can't defend the gold, and the other side is the former Shield member has received countless opportunities.
Despite Reigns receiving some cheers on RAW this week, the expectation is that he'll become the Universal Champion to finally pick up a win over Lesnar, and that allows the latter to head to the UFC.
Again, it's still expected to end with adverse reactions.
However, WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley has explained how WWE can save themselves from a negative ending and actually get the fans cheering by the end of the night.
He feels the same way as many fans, WWE fans are going to cheer if there's a new champion that's not named Reigns or Lesnar.
So, he also feels that a Money in the Bank cash-in needs to take place, regardless of whether it's Braun Strowman or Kevin Owens who leaves with the red brand's biggest prize.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, he said: "Even if you put the match on first, it’s still just a straight-up match, and if you still get a straight up finish, it’s really – I don’t know – I think that Money In The Bank briefcase might come into play. Early and late,” Ray said.
“This is completely in the opposite direction – what if Kevin Owens walks out of SummerSlam as your champion? If Owens walks out of SummerSlam as the champion, does Roman beat him the next night on RAW? I don’t think so. I think it makes Roman look weak. If Roman doesn’t beat Brock he looks weak.
"He’s getting the pop because the belt is coming away from guys that they can’t stand.
"They can’t stand Brock because he’s a part-timer and they can’t stand Roman just for the sake that they can’t stand Roman. So the pop is not going to be for genuine emotion. They’re going to be popping for a title change and because the belt is away from these guys.”
It's been a popular rumour for a while now, while fans are now speculating that Owens could be the one to leave Brooklyn as the champion.
Either way, unless WWE is planning yet another significant swerve, it looks like Lesnar's reign as Universal Champion is going to finally come to an end.
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