Rumour: Brock Lesnar set to challenge SummerSlam winner at The Royal Rumble

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Brock Lesnar takes on Randy Orton in less than two weeks time when he returns to action for the first time in WWE since WrestleMania 32. 

Orton could well be Brock Lesnar's biggest task to date, but it seems that WWE are already making plans for The Beast after he overcomes The Viper next weekend. 

With Raw's Brand set to crown a new WWE Universal Champion next Sunday night, Dave Meltzer stated in a recent Wrestling Observer episode that the current plan is to have Brock Lesnar challenge the winner to a match at new year's Royal Rumble event.


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Seth Rollins takes on Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Championship at this year's SummerSlam with both men already fighting to be the one who makes history by holding the newly unveiled Championship first. 

Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar have locked horns one-on-one before, this was at last year's Battleground when Lesnar was about to defeat the former World Champion until The Undertaker appeared to extract revenge for the events that transpired at WrestleMania more than 15 months before. 

Brock had already hit the F5 and pinned Rollins before the match was interrupted, but WWE never picked the feud back up after Undertaker and Brock Lesnar settled their differences at last year's Hell in a Cell, could this be their way of finally allowing Lesnar and Rollins to compete one-on-one?


Lesnar faces Randy Orton next weekend in a match that has been billed as 15 years in the making, it is definitely not a match that Lesnar should take lightly. With rumours suggesting that this could be Orton's last WWE match, it seems that Lesnar could be the one coming out on top in Brooklyn. 

Lesnar challenging the reigning Raw champion does make sense going forward since he is still currently unpinned in more than three years. The only problem with this is that if Lesnar was defeated by someone like Rollins then it would take away what would be an incredible push for a future superstar. 

On the other side of the coin, if Brock Lesnar was to win the Universal Championship WWE be stuck in the same booking corner they were back in 2015 when they had no one who could challenge Brock and no one he could drop the title to one-on-one. 

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