Some of you may not like this but the plans for the SummerSlam main event will sound familiar. It’s clear that Vince McMahon is not giving up on Roman Reigns.
Last week, we noted that the Raw commentators were told to put over how Reigns was screwed out of the WWE Universal Championship. Corey Graves, as a heel, even said as much despite the fact that it would not make sense for him to put Reigns over in that way.
In last week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer confirmed that the idea for SummerSlam is for Lesnar defend the title against Reigns. However, it was noted that the match is not 100 percent confirmed as a few days ago and Vince McMahon can always change his mind so there are several directions this could go.
The main thing to consider is that the booking doesn’t matter as much as it did before. The company used to heavily rely on pay-per-view revenue so they would have to put on the best drawing matches on top but that is no longer the case. Vince McMahon changes his mind all of the time so anything is possible but, as of this week, Lesnar vs. Reigns is the idea.
If Lesnar joins the USADA testing pool by June 30, then that would make him eligible to fight at the 12/30 UFC show in Las Vegas. If that happens, then it would be more likely that he’ll drop the title at SummerSlam. Dana White has said that Lesnar is interested in a fight with Jon Jones and Jones is interested in a fight against Lesnar. There are also rumor suggesting that Lesnar would fight the winner of the Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier Heavyweight Championship match that takes place next month.
At this point, it’s unclear what any of this means for Paul Heyman. He has expressed interest in being the advocate for Ronda Rousey but WWE doesn’t want to go in that direction since she is being groomed as the top babyface ahead of WrestleMania 35.