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From the WWE Rumor Mill: WWE has selected four men to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship

Who will challenge for Lesnar's title?

News 03 May 2017, 16:47 IST
Brock Lesnar won the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 33

What’s the story?

A recent report from Cageside Seats suggests that the WWE have picked four men to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal title. The rumours suggest that they will most likely be Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Finn Bàlor.

In case you didn’t know...

Brock Lesnar was last seen on Raw during his confrontation with Braun Strowman. He is set to defend his title at the Great Balls of Fire PPV, but there has been no official announcement regarding his opponent. 

The heart of the matter

Several reports have suggested that Brock Lesnar will hold the Universal Championship until WrestleMania 34 and ultimately drop the title to Roman Reigns. In the meanwhile, it appears that WWE has set up a revolving door of challengers for the Beast Incarnate. Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins and Finn Bàlor are all set to make a run at Monday Night Raw’s top prize before the next edition of the Show of Shows.

It is interesting to note that out of these 4 WWE Superstars, two of them (Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman) are injured. However, this is a storyline injury and both of them should return soon.

What’s next?

The Great Balls of Fire PPV will take place on July 09, 2017. Braun Strowman is expected to defeat Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules and face Brock Lesnar at the event. 

Author’s take

Brock Lesnar is a great wrestler, and he is a unique attraction, but it would be more beneficial for the WWE to have a new champion. Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns are all worthy men, but my personal bet is on Finn Bàlor. Bàlor was never deposed as Universal Champion, so it would be great to see him reign over Raw once again.

Also read: 5 reasons Brock Lesnar shouldn’t be WWE Universal Champion

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