The main event of this year’s Summerslam will feature Brock Lesnar for a straight fourth year. It is literally going to be a clash of the titans for four behemoths from the Raw brand, as they go head to head for earning the Universal Championship. The champion will have to defend the title against Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe.
As we all know by now, the beast incarnate is definitely not happy with Kurt Angle for making this match official at Summerslam. The fatal-4-way rule means that it is going to be a No Disqualifications affair where the champion does not have to be involved in either pinfall or submission to lose the title.
So, quite expectedly the prizefighter threatened the Raw general manager to leave WWE if he loses the title at Summerslam. Now reports from cagesideseats.com suggested that chances are very high that Brock Lesnar will lose his Universal Title on that night.
In fact, this might be the sole reason why the fatal-4-way stipulation was added to the contest. This would not require the champion to get pinned or submitted. So, it is going to be a tested way to protect the biggest box-office attraction of the company but let him drop the title, at the same time.
Also, this would allow him to go into a feud against UFC lightweight champion, Jon Jones in the near future. After winning his match at UFC 214, he sent an open invitation to the Universal Champion which was accepted in no time.
Quite interestingly, WWE addressed the situation on their official website teasing a chance of this dream match in a squared circle. This is what WWE.com had to offer:
“With Lesnar focused on his upcoming Universal Championship defence against Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe in a Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam, does he have the time to seriously ponder a showdown with Jones? And, if so, could we perhaps see “Bones” enter a WWE ring to make this dream match a reality?”
The rumours of Lesnar going back to UFC have been on the cards for a while now. Dropping the title would make more sense keeping this scenario in mind. This would lighten his WWE schedule in the fall and pave the way for him to return back to the octagon.