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5 WWE Superstars who deserve to defeat Brock Lesnar instead of Roman Reigns

"The Big Dog" doesn’t have to win every year!

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Top 5 / Top 10 11 Feb 2018, 17:12 IST
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Roman Reign
Roman Reigns has headlined three consecutive WrestleManias

It’s the worst-kept secret in WWE that Roman Reigns will challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34.

The match has seemed inevitable ever since WrestleMania 33, when Reigns defeated The Undertaker and Lesnar defeated Goldberg, and the expectation is that “The Big Dog” will defeat “The Beast” clean for the first time in his career.

With Lesnar almost certain to depart WWE in 2018, it makes sense for him to lose on the grand WrestleMania stage, but is Reigns really the right man to finally end his one-year run with the Universal title?

The three-time WrestleMania main-eventer has recorded torch-passing wins over Triple H, Undertaker and John Cena over the last two years, and we feel that several other Superstars would benefit more from toppling Lesnar in New Orleans.


#5 Finn Balor

Finn Ba
Finn Balor is the first-ever Universal champion

Finn Balor made his return from injury in April 2017 and still hasn’t received a match for the Universal Championship – a title he never officially lost and had to relinquish following SummerSlam 2016.

Fans expected the Irishman to challenge Brock Lesnar for the title at some point, possibly at the 2018 Royal Rumble, but Vince McMahon reportedly felt that he was not ‘over’ enough to face “The Beast” and went with Kane and Braun Strowman instead.

Right call or wrong call, Lesnar has the incredible ability to make people love him one second and hate him the next. With help from Paul Heyman, any rivalry he's involved in can be made to feel real. In one storyline he can be the mega babyface, in the next he can be the mega heel.

As unlikely as it is, a babyface Balor defeating a heel Lesnar for the title at WrestleMania, even with assistance from Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, would benefit “The Extraordinary Man Who Does Extra Ordinary Things” a lot more than it would benefit Roman Reigns.

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