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4 Early Predictions for WWE Royal Rumble 2019

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#3 Brock Lesnar will defeat Braun Strowman once again

Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar

At the Royal Rumble, Braun Strowman will have one more shot to finally slay the beast as he takes on Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.  

I said that Strowman needed to defeat Lesnar at Crown Jewel or he may never win the big one and I still stand behind that, especially after the way he lost. Even though he was attacked before the match, Strowman got absolutely no offense in and took numerous F5's before being pinned.  

I feel Strowman has lost quite a bit of steam after that, and although he has still been relevant him winning the title doesn't feel as big of a deal as it would have months ago. I also believe that WWE wants the belt on Lesnar at least until WrestleMania so I don't see him losing it here. 

There are two rumored matches being discussed for WrestleMania and the Universal Championship: Triple H has pitched the idea of Braun Strowman defending the Universal Championship against Drew McIntyre. While I wouldn't rule this one out, I see the other option happening, which is Vince McMahon's pitch, which leads to the next prediction.