To date, there is no clarity on what the WWE plans to do with the WWE Universal title. Brock Lesnar is the current champion but despite the fact that he makes occasional appearances due to his arrangement with the company.

Lesnar expectedly won over Bill Goldberg at Wrestlemania 33. The redundant clash’s outcome was very predictable but was a choice the WWE was left with. The future of the 49-year-old WCW/WWE legend was in question at that time. As most know, Goldberg put his WWE career on hold for now.

Odds on who will succeed Brock Lesnar

For the WWE Universe, the released odds on who has the best chances to dethrone Lesnar is someone they don’t necessarily like.

Roman Reigns had the best chances of prying the title away from the “Beast Incarnate” followed by Braun Strowman and Finn Balor.

Reigns held a -250 projection, meaning the “Big Dog” has a 71-percent chance of becoming the next Wwe Universal Champion. Braun Strowman, getting the push as of late, followed him with a +175 or a 37-percent chance. Balor had +400 or 20-percent chance followed by Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins who head had +700.

Are these odds reliable?

For those closely following the WWE shows, these could make sense. But the thing here is that Brock Lesnar may remain champion until Wrestlemania 34 next year.

Even without the active participation of Lesnar and the Universal title, WWE Raw has managed to keep the show afloat.

New stars are resulting from the WWE shake up so storylines may overwhelm for the meantime.

Reigns and Strowman are scheduled to go at it at WWE Payback, a brutal match that will hopefully settle the redundant storyline. If the WWE follows its usual process, Reigns should come out as the winner once more – either fair or through dirty means.

Strowman has tried to impress the past couple of weeks with his herculean strength. That included tipping over an ambulance with Reigns (allegedly) inside. The last episode saw him take on Big Show, ending in a no-contest when the WWE ring collapsed.

CM Punk, The Rock and Kurt Angle ranked too

In what will spur some rumors, the names of a disgruntled CM Punk, a busy Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and current Raw general manager were also included in the odds.

Their chances were pretty off seeing the remote possibility that any of them will have vested interested on the championship.

Of the three, the logical one to try and go after the belt is Kurt Angle. He is semi-retired and likely recharging before returning to wrestling action. The best to expect is Angle and the rest to at least challenge Lesnar, a risky move considering Brock Lesnar “always brings the pain.”