Predicting the next five WWE Champions after current champion Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar

We are now three months into Brock Lesnar's latest reign as WWE Champion, and it's the same old story.

There was some shock in the manner in which he defeated Kofi Kingston on SmackDown in October, but everyone expected Lesnar to walk out of Los Angeles as a world champion for the eighth time.

Since then, he defended twice in the space of three weeks, against Cain Velasquez and Rey Mysterio respectively, but since Survivor Series he has been AWOL, as per his usual schedule.

Lesnar returns this Monday on Raw in the build-up to the Royal Rumble, where we expect he will find a challenger in waiting, but it's merely going to end up being a filler match in preparation for WrestleMania in April.

If WWE have any sense, they'd make Lesnar drop the title there to a new contender, and we are going to try and predict who the next five WWE Champions will be, and how they will win the title.

KEVIN OWENS

Kevin Owens

Owens is consistently getting the biggest reactions on Monday Night Raw, and he's the top babyface right now.

It looks as though Roman Reigns will be winning the Royal Rumble if the betting odds are to be believed, so if he challenges Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 36, Lesnar will need a challenger at the same event.

Owens can win a number-one contender match inside the Elimination Chamber at the eponymous pay-per-view in March, and in a first-ever match in Tampa, KO can defeat Lesnar for the title, where he will then slump off into another hiatus.

SETH ROLLINS

Seth Rollins with his stable-mates AOP

There's no denying that Rollins is on a roll as he's reverted to a heel character, alongside the AOP.

He's made a number of enemies, and he's currently feuding with Kevin Owens, and we think he will take the title off KO at SummerSlam 2020, right after KO has defeated Lesnar in a WrestleMania rematch?

We would have Rollins win the Money In The Bank briefcase, with the help of AOP - the stable still going strong - and he will cash it in on Owens after a gruelling match against Brock.

SAMOA JOE

Samoa Joe

Rollins would then feud with Owens for the next couple of months over the title, and would end the feud inside Hell In A Cell in October.

Then a new challenger emerges in the form of Samoa Joe, who has been lurking around the title picture all year.

Things would come full circle for the Samoan Submission Machine - almost a year after being slammed through the announcers table by the AOP, he would capture the WWE Title in a TLC match in December 2020.

DREW MCINTYRE

Drew McIntyre

Many want to see McIntyre elevated into the title picture in 2020, but he may have to wait until 2021 to finally win the big one.

We'd have the Scottish Psychopath have a long reign with the United States Championship in the middle of this year, beating every challenger that comes across him.

But he would move on to bigger and better things in the first part of 2021, dethroning Joe at WrestleMania 37 in a Triple Threat match, also involving Rollins in a Triple Threat match.

ALEISTER BLACK

Aleister Black

WWE apparently have big plans for Black in 2020, and he's currently unbeaten as a singles star since he moved to the main roster.

Can he go another full year unbeaten in one-on-one competition? We'll have to wait and see, but he needs to be positioned as a top star - he has the look and the aura, he just needs to be shuffled up.

A huge showing at the 2021 Royal Rumble can prove that he belongs, and in the following months he can build himself up to a feud with McIntyre, in which he would dethrone him at either SummerSlam or WWE's September pay-per-view in 2021.

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