WWE may have changed the plans to have Brock Lesnar defend the WWE Universal Championship against Finn Balor at next year’s Royal Rumble event.
Dave Meltzer indicated in the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Balor’s victory over AJ Styles at Sunday’s TLC event was to start the build towards a match against Lesnar. However, the next night on RAW, Balor was squashed in a very one-sided match by Kane and then later in the show he was not protected during the SmackDown invasion angle, as we was attacked by Matt Hardy and Jason Jordan. This could indicate that WWE has change in their plans for the WWE Universal Title picture again.
Meltzer wrote, “Balor was given little offense and squashed like a bug against Kane. If they weren’t going to protect Balor, then why should Styles have lost to him? And the clear story told was that Balor was much to small to take on the big guys, which is the absolute wrong story to tell when the idea he’s in line for a title shot against a guy the size of Lesnar. It could be that now Lesnar vs. Balor is off, as really the only time for it would be January or February.”
It appears that it is still possible for the match to take place banking on the fact that no one will remember what happened this past week.