Brock Lesnar cashed in his Money In The Bank contract against Seth Rollins and captured the WWE Universal Championship for the third time this past Sunday at Extreme Rules.
Despite being successful in defeating Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans in the Winner Take All match on Sunday night, it was Becky Lynch who left the show as “still” RAW Women’s Champion as her boyfriend Rollins couldn’t believe his shock title loss at the hands of Lesnar.
This week on Monday Night RAW, The BeastSlayer emerged victorious in the 10-man All-Star cross-branded battle royal and became the #1 Contender for the Universal Title at SummerSlam.
A few hours ago, Rollins took to Twitter to make his plans known for SummerSlam – and that is to slay Lesnar for the big red belt once again.
This is a pretty interesting situation. Lesnar’s successful MITB cash-in has cemented him as a record 3-time Universal Champion. At the same time, The Beast is a part-timer and doesn’t have any business in holding the title “hostage” whatsoever.
On the other hand, Rollins is a fighting champion and fans love to see him perform week in and week out, be it a regular match or a major title defense.
Brock is no longer a regular performer and is only used by WWE as a major attraction to boost viewership and ticket sales. In other words, WWE had to put the title around The Beast’s waist to make sure not a single SummerSlam ticket goes unsold.
It’s safe to predict that Lesnar would be gone post-SummerSlam only to show up before WrestleMania 36 to build his feud. Again, Survivor Series takes place after SmackDown’s move to FOX in The Fall and WWE may want to keep Lesnar around till then.
As previously reported, Lesnar is also planned to be at the SmackDown debut show on FOX (October 4). The Universal Title has no business on The Blue Show and given Survivor Series is still 4 months away, all directions point at Lesnar losing the title to Rollins next month in Toronto.