It is reportedly not yet set in stone who is going to win the inaugural WWE Universal Championship, Finn Balor or Seth Rollins, but either way, whoever is champion by next year will be facing The Beast Incarnate at the Royal Rumble.
According to the rumors, it is being reported that, “The early plan for next year’s Royal Rumble event is reportedly for Brock Lesnar to challenge the holder of the WWE Universal Championship.
“Apparently, Brock Lesnar will be challenging whoever holds the title at the Royal Rumble, which is going to be pivotal to establish RAW’s biggest feuds heading into Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando.”
If this is the plan moving forward, then Lesnar is a for-sure winner at SummerSlam over Randy Orton, who is doing some of the best work of his career. While his segment at WWE Payback with Chris Jericho was a success, his true RKO Outta Nowhere is what put him over the hump with the WWE Universe. He’s always been a semi-controversial figure in the WWE, and the jump from heel to face was consistent over the years.
This time feels different, much like Jericho’s current run. It has a special type of aura surrounding it. Randy Orton is no longer the controversial figure in this feud, as it is Brock Lesnar and the negative press that has engulfed his name in the mainstream media. In an earlier report by the Inquisitr, it was rumored that WWE superstars weren’t happy with Lesnar after he was found not guilty to the WWE Wellness Policy.
If this is true, then this is definite that the match will play a pivotal role in the road to Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando next year.
Also, by 2017, WWE would definitely be hoping that all the backlash and negative publicity Brock Lesnar is receiving from USADA will cool down so that they don’t get backlash themselves for putting Lesnar in a coveted spot on the card without having appeared much throughout the rest of this year.