Last night’s Monday Night Raw was really something, wasn’t it? Who knew that Roman Reigns would defeat “The Demon” Finn Balor? (Well, we certainly did — after all, Balor may be The Demon, but Roman Reigns is still Roman Reigns.)
Now, the latest WWE rumors suggest that we know what Reigns will be seen in next: a Fatal 5-Way Match that also includes Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, and a few other beloved superstars.
That’s the word from Bleacher Report, whose latest round of WWE rumors suggest that the Fatal 5-Way’s full lineup includes Reigns, Rollins, Wyatt, Finn Balor, and Samoa Joe.
Raw general manager Kurt Angle — himself a former Olympian — made the announcement last night and said that the winner of the match would be deemed the number one contender for Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship title.
Lesnar will be putting the Universal Championship title on the line during the next Pay-Per-View event, Great Balls of Fire, set to air on July 9th.
“The Fatal 5-Way may have always been WWE’s plan for Lesnar’s first title challenger after he won the belt from Goldberg at WrestleMania 33. But one can’t help but wonder whether Braun Strowman’s injury forced an audible. WWE announced Monday afternoon Strowman underwent elbow surgery and could be out for up to six months.”
— WWE (@WWE) May 16, 2017
Meanwhile, according to Forbes‘s latest round of WWE rumors, let’s just say that they aren’t fans of the promo that featured Reigns, Rollins, and all the other fighters in the Fatal 5-Way. The outlet — which is reporting that even though the WWE made more than a million dollars “at the gate” (meaning, in paid ticket sales) last night, the company is still suffering from low ratings, which is typical for the month of May — didn’t hesitate to throw shade at the fact that the formidable superstars all were dwarfed compared to Lesnar, but that the video didn’t have to appear so obviously biased in favor of “The Beast.”
“When WWE showed the five graphics of WWE Superstars staring face-to-face with Brock Lesnar, all of the pictures seemed terrified to look Brock in the eye. Five WWE Superstars kicked off Raw. They were Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins. They combined to form about one sentence.”
One sentence, though? The shade!
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) January 10, 2017
Finally, the latest WWE rumors from Sportskeeda are speculating on who could win the Fatal 5-Way and, subsequently, defeat Brock Lesnar to take on the Universal Championship title.
The outlet obviously believes that Reigns could do it, but as they point out, he’s not the only formidable superstar on the roster. Braun Strowman, for example, could easily defeat The Beast (though how he’s going to do it when he’s out with a shoulder injury for what could be up to six months is a mystery), but the biggest contender, outside of Reigns, for defeating Lesnar is Samoa Joe, according to them.
“He’s another Superstar who’s cut his teeth in MMA, giving his hard-hitting wrestling style much more impetus, and is blessed with athleticism that belies his frame – an unlikely characteristic that he shares with Brock Lesnar.This one match has to happen purely because neither Joe nor Lesnar has ever been booked as anything but the most dominant alpha male in the yard. And if they do clash, something has to give.”
Wrestling fans, now it’s your turn: what do you think of this latest round of WWE rumors? Do you think that Reigns will defeat Lesnar?
Leave your thoughts about the latest WWE rumors in the comments below.
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