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5 Universal Championship Challengers after The Greatest Royal Rumble 

Riju Dasgupta
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22.97K   //    29 Apr 2018, 10:54 IST

Who will step up to the plate next?
Who is next in line to challenge the Universal Champion?

At WrestleMania 34, the Internet Wrestling community assumed there would be a change of guard. A new Universal Champion would be crowned ending the part-time reign of the former Champion- Brock Lesnar. Lesnar defied the odds and triumphed at WrestleMania. Then came the Greatest Royal Rumble.

Fans and experts alike assumed that this would be the stage for a new champion. Except, it wasn't. After a controversial finish, Brock Lesnar remained champion.

So, who will dethrone The Beast and take the Championship from him? Who will be his next challenger?

In this article, we shall name five WWE Superstars that we deem worthy of this particular feat.

#5 Roman Reigns

We're certain that this particular feud is far from done
We're certain that this particular feud is far from done

The only reason why the Greatest Royal Rumble match ended the way it did must be to prolong the feud between Lesnar and Reigns. WWE's top brass must be convinced that Reigns should be the next Universal Champion. He's one of the few people that gets a reaction, positive or negative from the WWE Universe.

In certain ways, Roman Reigns also matches up to the Beast Incarnate in terms of size and sheer musculature. While many fans may not necessarily buy into it, Reigns certainly looks like he could go one on one with The Beast. Maybe there's a rematch scheduled down the line between the two men.

Somehow, we're convinced that if Reigns does not pick up a victory during his third dance with Lesnar, he is destined to never pick up the Championship at this stage of his career. Therefore, we've chosen four other contenders for the coveted spot of the potential challenger for Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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