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WWE makes major changes to top SummerSlam matches

WWE has made some big changes to at least one of the top matches for SummerSlam. The original plan to have Brock Lesnar to take on Braun Strowman has been scrapped. The change was likely made around the time that Reigns made his SummerSlam announcement.

No one has confirmed what Reigns will be doing at SummerSlam but the fact that he has laid down the challenge for Lesnar could mean that Reigns vs. Lesnar is the plan for that show. The original idea was to have them face off at WrestleMania. It’s also possible that WWE would want to keep the Samoa Joe vs. Lesnar feud going so that could be what they have planned for SummerSlam. It’s hard to ignore how great Joe has been during this feud and it would be a shame if this ended up being just a “one-and-done” feud. If WWE’s plan is for Reigns to win the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, then that means that the Joe vs. Lesnar feud will end at Great Balls Of Fire.

So, why would they move the Lesnar vs. Reigns feud from WrestleMania to SummerSlam? The only thing that makes sense is that they have decided to go with Reigns vs. John Cena at WrestleMania. On Thursday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that decision to announce John Cena as a “free agent” and the decision to have Reigns make his SummerSlam annoucement happened during the same week. On Sunday, during a Q&A to promote “American Grit,” Cena indicated that he would like to face Reigns.

So, in theory, if the plan is for Cena vs. Reigns at WrestleMania then the story would be that Cena would be looking to break Ric Flair’s record for most world title wins.

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