WWE’s biggest show of summer, SummerSlam is just 6 days away and with that comes a stacked match card that will push temperatures to the limit at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 19, 2018.
Also, the WWE Universe is only 6 days away from what could potentially be the last-ever match for Brock Lesnar in the WWE.
Lesnar kicked off his historic and longest WWE Universal Championship reign when he captured the title from Bill Goldberg at WrestleMania 33. Although he had been put into a number of title defences against RAW’s very best, The Beast continued to reign supreme despite all odds stacked against him.
Most fans are under the impression that Lesnar will likely lose the title at SummerSlam to Roman Reigns. However, others are predicting that The Beast will lose the Universal Championship to Braun Strowman if The Monster Among Men cashes in on the Pay-Per-View night or on the following night on RAW.
It is to be noted that Lesnar is currently advertised for RAW after SummerSlam, thus the second possibility runs strong.
On Sunday’s Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez revealed the WWE management is currently considering two ideas for the highly anticipated Lesnar vs. Reigns match at SummerSlam.
One of those ideas sounds similar to the Lesnar vs. Goldberg match from Survivor Series 2016. That match lasted only 1 minute 24 seconds with Goldberg scoring the victory on his epic return to WWE after 12 long years.
“Right now there are apparently two ideas for the Lesnar/Roman match,” Alvarez said. “One of them is a rather short match. And the other is – you guessed it – a long match. By long I mean one of the longer matches Brock has ever had since he’s been in the company. I guess they’ll decide which one is best on the day of the show.”
The short match idea is a definite indication that Lesnar is going to lose because it seems totally out-of-context that WWE would want to squash the Big Dog in just two minutes or less. Which brings us to the idea that Strowman would cash-in right after the bell rings and walk out as the new WWE Universal Champion.
On the other hand, a long match could still mean a victory for Reigns but the possibility of Reigns getting screwed owing to Strowman’s cash-in and The Monster Among Men walking out with the title runs strong.
SummerSlam would mark the fourth championship encounter between Lesnar and Reigns.