Dave Meltzer reported on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio that plans for Finn Balor to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at The Royal Rumble have been changed.
Meltzer received word that WWE changed plans Monday morning and were talking about it on Sunday as well. Vince McMahon apparently doesn’t feel that Balor is over enough to have a match with Lesnar at The Rumble and that is the reason Balor was put in a match against Samoa Joe and didn’t come out on top.
Meltzer indicated that WWE could book Lesnar to face Braun again at The Royal Rumble but the problem is that we have already seen that match and the company doesn’t want to make Strowman look weak with another loss to Lesnar. Meltzer said that WWE is “scrambling” for an opponent for Lesnar and plans are “up in the air” right now.