But you'd be wrong.
As of now, the plan is for Reigns to meet Lesnar on August 19. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has already begun to foreshadow the match.
It's worth noting that Meltzer is putting distance between himself and a SummerSlam guarantee, but Reigns vs. Lesnar has always been the likeliest matchup.
It's no secret that WWE has been planning Reigns' ultimate coronation for well over a year. We expected his high budgeted celebration at WrestleMania, but WWE audibled. Then, when the Lesnar and Reigns were announced for a rematch at the Greatest Royal Rumble, it looked like Reigns would get his crown then. But as we know, that didn't happen.
Since their Saudi Arabian cage match, Lesnar disappeared and Reigns was reassigned to Jinder Mahal. There's no telling when Lesnar will reemerge, but it does look like Reigns and Mahal will take their rivalry well into July—they're already set for Money in the Bank and a recent leak has them meeting again at Extreme Rules.
However as WWE tried to refurbish Reign by having him work against the purest heel in the company, there's an interesting subplot to keep an eye on.
Right now, Seth Rollins is in the middle of a meteoric rise. While his talent has never been in question, injuries and finisher limbo made recent years hard for The KingSlayer. However, he's back, and unquestionably better than ever.
Rollins has been so good, that rumors have him leapfrogging Reigns as the rightful heir to WWE's big red belt. Things are a little too cloudy to predict right now, but by July WWE may have to make a tough decision between their favorite son in Reigns and the people's champion in Rollins.
Regardless, Lesnar's time as champ looks to be terminal and whoever cores that fateful pin will have earned a career-making achievement.0comments
"That's where we're at now. Who can beat Brock Lesnar?" asked Big Show on an appearance on The Steve Austin Show., "Brock Lesnar is no joke, no comedy, no ha-ha, no fun
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