Some WWE "SummerSlam" 2017 rumors and spoilers may have hit the internet. For several weeks now, fans who have been studying up on rumor reports believed that the Wwe Universal Championship match would involve two specific competitors. However, the latest WWE rumors give possible spoilers for a change in the plans. How could this impact the card lineup at "SummerSlam" 2017 and WWE's plans for "WrestleMania 34" next year? Fans who want to avoid possible spoilers should avoid reading any further, but for those interested, read on!

What match changed?

For weeks now, fans have seen that "The Destroyer" Samoa Joe will battle Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship.

It's believed by most fans that the match will go the way of "The Beast" Brock Lesnar, or at least he will retain his championship belt and leave "Great Balls of Fire" still the Universal Champion.

With Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns competing in an Ambulance Match, it led to speculation that the winner of this particular match will be next in line to challenge for the title at "SummerSlam." However, news has now hit via Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter indicating a different plan is going to take place.

New match planned

The new match that appears to be in the works will involve Roman Reigns battling Brock Lesnar at the "SummerSlam" pay-per-view for the title in a few months. This is a major change in the original plans, as it was being speculated that Brock would go face-to-face with Braun Strowman.

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It was also speculated that Brock Lesnar would hold the WWE Universal Championship all the way until "WrestleMania 34" and then defend it against none other than Roman Reigns. However, now that appears to be questionable. Will Brock be victorious over Reigns, or will he drop the title in a few months?

Meltzer noted that the Samoa Joe feud with Lesnar has "got over big" right now and that could be the reason behind the change in whatever the planned main event will be for "SummerSlam" 2017. Joe will challenge for the Universal title at "Great Balls of Fire" but the finish is still unknown. Will it be a situation where both guys come away looking strong, or will Joe inflict damage and still lose?

It's also possible that WWE decided to shift their plans due to the fact Brock Lesnar isn't really defending the championship much. He shows up here or there to help promote an upcoming PPV he's involved in but isn't in action much. It makes the top prize on WWE "Raw" seem invisible at times, almost making fans forget there is a major championship on the Monday night show.

In comparison, Jinder Mahal is visible on "SmackDown Live" much more, and also has been defending the title at live house show events. Just this past weekend, "The Modern Day Maharaja" defended it in two consecutive nights against Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura. He'll defend the WWE World title at Randy Orton at "Battleground" in a returning Punjabi Prison Match.

It was expected that Roman Reigns would possibly win the "Royal Rumble" next January and then go on to face Lesnar at "WrestleMania" in New Orleans. Speculation also suggested Reigns would win the title on "the grandest stage of them all," but now one has to wonder who will be champion heading to "Mania 34" and what that title match will look like.