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5 reasons why Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns must take place at the Royal Rumble 2018

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The Big Dog vs The Beast deserves a better build to the "show of shows"

They say, “there is no suspense in inevitability” and WWE is regrettably laying the foundation for a very predictable ride on the road to Wrestlemania. At present, it’s widely known that Roman Reigns will face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34. The company has subtlety planted the seeds for this ‘blockbuster’ sequel over the last few years. And realistically speaking there is only one outcome in this encounter, Roman ‘reigns’ supreme.

In the main event of Wrestlemania 34 three things are going to happen; Reigns will survive his trip to suplex city, he will endure multiple F5’s and he will be the one to finally slay the beast. And that is the plan and the plan definitely won’t change.

WWE have forcefully shoehorned Reigns in the past three WrestleMania main events, in vain attempts to make him the guy in the company. They say wins & losses don’t matter in WWE but this eventual Roman Reigns triumph must be the most significant win in the big dog’s career.

Having this match take place sooner than expected, is nothing compared to WWE regularly giving away dream matches on TV this year. The Royal Rumble marks the beginning of WWE’s calendar year. Therefore, on this night WWE have an excellent opportunity to create a more engaging story in this rather unwarranted feud.

Here are five reasons why Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns must take place at Royal Rumble 2018.

#1 It will send Lesnar on one last destructive run

Lesnar needs to unleash "the pain" one more time

Throughout Lesnar’s run as Universal champion, he has been targeted by ‘hungry’ driven Superstars. Lesnar’s involvement in those rivalries never seemed as if his character was thoroughly invested in the story.

He was just a champion looking to defend his title. And with regards to other sports in the world, that is the sole purpose of being the champion. But in the kayfabe world of wrestling, the champion is expected to show a bit of emotion. 

With rumours circulating that Lesnar might retire after WrestleMania 34, WWE should send Lesnar on one last road to redemption. We have seen Reigns play the underdog in the build-up to WrestleMania for years now.


 Reigns defeating Lesnar for his title at the Royal Rumble will allow these characters to be presented in a new light. Instead of WWE focusing on Reigns expected generic road to the main event, it should be Lesnar’s path WWE highlights.

When Lesnar lost to Goldberg at Survivor Series 2016, the beast and his advocate took the rare loss very seriously. Thus, losing his title will light a fire underneath Lesnar to go after Reigns. And what follows could be the best work of Lesnar’s second WWE run.

Potentially destroying The Shield, running rampant inside the elimination chamber and with a big retirement angle looming over the entire programme. WWE can give us an explosive road to Reigns vs Lesnar III to WrestleMania 34. A retirement match would amp things up big time.

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