WWE has big plans for the Universal Championship moving ahead. It looks like they have realized that putting the title on Brock Lesnar was a wrong decision. WWE RAW suffered a huge ratings decline while its main championship was away with The Beast Incarnate.
Brock Lesnar is set to defend his title against Samoa Joe at the Great Balls Of Fire pay-per-view in 2 weeks. Joe won the Fatal-5-Way match at Extreme Rules to claim a shot at the title. It is likely that The Beast is set to retain his title against The Destroyer as this will only be his first title defense after winning it from Goldberg at WrestleMania 33.
WWE had planned to make Lesnar lose it next year at WrestleMania 34 to Roman Reigns, but plans have changed as Lesnar doesn’t want to renew his contract which is ending next year. It seems the match is planned for Summerslam. Reigns announced that he will face the winner of Joe vs. Lesnar for the Universal Championship at Summerslam.
WWE is planning on making The Big Dog win his 1st ever Universal Championship at Summerslam. Chances of this happening are high as WWE wants a champion who can appear on RAW every week. This will help RAW to gain higher ratings and will also boost The Big Dog’s push.