The plans all along for the WWE has been to hold off on the Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns match until WrestleMania 34. The reason for this is simple. The Undertaker ended his WWE career with only two losses at WrestleMania and those two losses came to Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. Paul Heyman has already set up that story by reminding fans of this fact and set up that big WrestleMania match.

Possible changes for Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns

Professional wrestling insider Dave Meltzer has said that the WWE might be getting cold feet when it comes to holding off on Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns until WrestleMania next year.

The ratings for Monday Night Raw have dropped hard this year and there are thoughts that the main reason is that Lesnar is not on television, meaning the WWE Universal Champion is not part of the weekly show.

Because of this, there is a chance that the WWE chooses to change directions and get the Wwe Universal Championship back on TV. One way that they could do this, according to Meltzer, is moving the Lesnar vs. Reigns match from WrestleMania next year to SummerSlam this year. However, Meltzer said that would be a panic move because of bad ratings and is not in the plans yet.

Other WWE possibilities

The match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar needs to be at WrestleMania to pay off the story. However, that does not mean that it has to be for the WWE Universal Championship – or that Brock needs to be the man holding it.

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In July, Lesnar fights Samoa Joe at Great Balls of Fire and is expected to win. Reigns is booked to fight Braun Strowman in an Ambulance match at the same show and the winner gets the title match against Lesnar at SummerSlam.

There is always a chance that the WWE could pull the trigger and put the WWE Universal Championship on Braun Strowman at SummerSlam but that would also hurt Brock Lesnar, who the WWE is trying to rebuild since his loss last year to Bill Goldberg. Losing to Strowman would not hurt as much as losing to someone like Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins, or Finn Balor.

Putting the title on Braun Strowman could then give Roman Reigns someone to chase on TV for the title and finally allow him to avenge his loss in the Ambulance match and win the title. Then, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar could battle for the title at WrestleMania while keeping the WWE Universal Championship visible on TV every week.

The other plan is to just keep course with Brock Lesnar as a part-time WWE Universal Champion and hope that the arrival of John Cena will help pick up ratings.