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5 superstars who could challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal championship

Daniel Batch
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Braun Strowman could be the next in line to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal championship

Brock Lesnar retained his WWE Universal championship in a steel cage match against Roman Reigns at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. As Lesnar's rivalry with Reigns potentially reaches its climax, Lesnar will be looking for a new opponent to face in the subsequent period.

Lesnar is rumored to be returning to the UFC despite resigning with the WWE in April, he may, therefore, drop the Universal championship before he does depart and there are a number of Superstars on Raw who could succeed him as champion. When he does eventually drop the title, if he were to lose it in a pinfall defeat, it could elevate his opponent to a much higher level, such has been Lesnar's dominance in WWE.

Since the superstar shake-up, there have been a number of stars who have debuted on Raw and some who have made their return to WWE television. This opens up the possibility for a number of opponents Lesnar could face, some of them for a short-term and others for a longer term feud.

Here are 5 current Raw superstars Lesnar could face.

#5 Seth Rollins

Rollins and Lesnar faced for the WWE championship at Battleground 2015

As one of the top faces on the Raw roster, Seth Rollins could be the next number one contender for Brock Lesnar's WWE Universal championship.

The Architect has been on a roll lately, winning the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania and retaining the title at the Greatest Royal Rumble in a 4-man ladder match.

Any potential match between Rollins and Lesnar would no doubt see Rollins as the underdog and the face. The two have previously competed at Battleground 2015, however, the match ended in a disqualification after The Undertaker attacked the Beast.

The contrast between Rollins athleticism and Lesnar's power would make an interesting dynamic. Rollins' ability to counter the Beast's power moves with his agility and balance would add nuance to any potential match that Lesnar's bouts with Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe had lacked.

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