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5 Superstars WWE will put the Universal Title on after Brock Lesnar

Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
29.86K   //    16 Nov 2018, 07:15 IST

A select few top-tier Superstars are currently regarded as the favorites to dethrone Brock Lesnar as the Universal Champion
A select few top-tier Superstars are currently regarded as the favorites to dethrone Brock Lesnar as the Universal Champion

Brock Lesnar once again captured the WWE Universal Championship, this time around by defeating Braun Strowman for the vacant title at WWE Crown Jewel on November 2nd. However, although Lesnar may have once again captured the premier title on WWE's RAW brand, it's no secret that the WWE is constantly on the lookout for the next top star to face The Beast Incarnate and beat him for the coveted title.

Following the unfortunate return of Roman Reigns' leukemia, and him resultantly vacating the Universal Title, Lesnar coolly walked recaptured the gold, thereby leaving the WWE Universe in a state of uncertainty...again! Let's not pretend as though the hulking beast of a man will hang around and defend his Universal Championship week in and week out like Reigns used to do.

Until someone beats him for the gold, we can expect the Universal Title to be nothing more than a part-time attraction on RAW and the WWE's PPV events. Nevertheless, the only reason WWE chose to book Lesnar as the Universal Champion at Crown Jewel, is in order to buy themselves time so that they could plan and then decide which Superstar other than Reigns they'd like to place the title on going forward.

Today, we take a brief look at a few top Superstars whom the WWE will likely put the Universal Title on after Brock Lesnar's reign ends...


#5 Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre is the likeliest of the current lot, to dethrone Brock Lesnar as the Universal Champion
Drew McIntyre is the likeliest of the current lot, to dethrone Brock Lesnar as the Universal Champion

Perhaps the likeliest candidate to succeed Brock Lesnar as the WWE Universal Champion, Drew McIntyre truly turned out to be Vince McMahon's "Chosen One" -- which in turn makes us applaud McMahon's genius in the first place; remembering how the WWE boss had noted a few years ago that McIntyre is a star in the making.

An important point I'd like to add here though, is that we may not see McIntyre capture the Universal Title before the 2019 Royal Rumble event which takes place at the Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on January 27th. Lesnar is currently scheduled to face WWE Champion Daniel Bryan in a Champion vs. Champion match at Survivor Series on November 18th, and isn't likely to defend the Universal Title anytime before the Royal Rumble PPV early next year.

Regardless, McIntyre's near-perfect physique, and vastly-improved promo skills have undoubtedly made him a force to reckon with in WWE, and you mustn't be surprised if he beats Lesnar for the Universal Title at the Royal Rumble PPV...

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Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Martial artist and combat Lover from Goa, India. Can be reached at johnypayne121@gmail.com
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