On Wednesday, we were sent an image from a television commercial that aired during Smackdown on Supersport in South Africa. We held off on reporting on it until we could get some more confirmation on its authenticity.
Since then, the ad has popped up all over social media. It’s interesting for several reasons. The main reason is that Braun Strowman is pictured with the WWE Universal Championship alongside Brock Lesnar, Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, Cesaro and Big Cass. Cass has been out of action since late August with a torn ACL. ACL rehab can take anywhere between 2 to 9 months so it’s possible that he’ll be back in time for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Presumably, those 6 Superstars will compete in the Elimination Chamber match with the winner moving on to the main event of WrestleMania.
So, what does this all mean? If this was not a mistake and the ad was released early, then it likely means that Strowman will win the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Kane would be the most likely person to take the pin and, since Lesnar is still figured into the main event picture at WrestleMania, then that probably means that he would win it back at the Elimination Chamber PPV.
I wouldn’t be shocked if Vince McMahon decided to put the belt on Strowman since most fans are probably thinking that Lesnar will retain at the Rumble.
The Elimination Chamber pay-per-view will air on Sunday, February 25 (Feb 26 in South Africa).
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