WWE is in an interesting position rolling into the Crown Jewel event. Their Universal Champion, Roman Reigns had to relinquish his title after revealing that he has leukemia and it has come back. It was a sad moment for the WWE Universe and while the show must go on, this makes it very difficult for a lot of reasons.
Reigns vs Braun Strowman vs Brock Lesnar at WWE Crown Jewel soon became a singles match for the title as it remained vacant. Now WWE is dealt with the option of making a new champion out of Strowman or giving the title back to Lesnar. Of course, Brock’s UFC return might also present an interesting and unknown dilemma as well.
Dave Scherer spoke about WWE’s decision at WWE Crown Jewel during PW Insider Elite audio. In reality, if WWE wanted to place the title back on Lesnar they very well could considering how he can’t actually fight again until his USADA suspension is out of the way.

“His suspension doesn’t end until sometime in January for testing positive from his last fight. So if he is committed like through the Royal Rumble and then he’s going to fight — then you could keep the title on him. But if he’s not it’s like, why would you have your title held hostage again? I just don’t understand that line of thinking if that’s what they choose to do. But Vince doesn’t ask me what I think — he doesn’t care.”

It was said that it’s not good for the overall business to put the WWE Universal Champion and if Braun Strowman loses again that sends a message that he’s not able to get the job done against a guy like Lesnar. Of course, that is the story they told with Roman Reigns and he was able to defeat the Beast Incarnate eventually.
Only time will tell how much WWE could get Brock Lesnar to work or if he even wants to. UFC offers way more money for far fewer appearances — all he has to do is stay at home and fight. But, it could still be a tempting opportunty to simply put the WWE Universal Title back on Brock Lesnar in Saudi Arabia.
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