Roman Reigns is set to defend the WWE Universal Title against Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel on October 21st. That match will take place in the afternoon for fans in the United States, but it will likely cap off a big night of WWE action in Saudi Arabia. The company apparently has much bigger plans in play.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Lesnar and Reigns are set to have more than one match. It seems that next year’s WrestleMania event is the next landing pad for those two to do battle. The bigger question is which Superstar will travel home from Saudi Arabia as Universal Champion.
From what we understand, and what makes sense, is this is not a one-and-done program. For one, unless Dwayne Johnson is wrestling Reigns at next year’s WrestleMania, this would appear to be the biggest possible ‘Mania match. So the idea here is to build to a return, whether that means Lesnar wins to build to a rematch or some disputed decision takes place. There is also Paul Heyman in play as the storyline is written to tease that Heyman is a double agent and you don’t know who he will side with when all the chips are down.
Paul Heyman’s involvement in this storyline is quite interesting. Fans are finally getting to see Brock Lesnar do his thing without an Advocate, but that man isn’t too far away. After Lesnar credited Heyman for the reason he is a free agent, things could go any way for the Lesnar/Heyman/Reigns triangle, because you can never forget that Paul Heyman has turned on clients in the past.
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