This Sunday, WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view takes place live on the WWE Network, and it’s beginning to seem like Roman Reigns will be walking out as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion via Money in the Bank cash-in. There is some speculation that Reigns will make a full-fledged heel turn upon his cash-in, which is also very likely.
If Reigns ends up winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this Sunday night, that could mean that WWE is scrapping their plans to do Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, and that they’re going to go with a rematch of this past year’s WrestleMania main-event — Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, with Reigns walking in and likely walking out as the Champion.
Lately, WWE has really been teasing the idea of Triple H taking on Seth Rollins at some point in the near-future, likely at SummerSlam, which leaves Lesnar without an opponent. Lesnar is scheduled to return to WWE this coming Monday, and he’ll be going after whoever is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. So whoever walks out as Champion this Sunday will likely be Lesnar’s next opponent.
There has been some talk of doing the Lesnar vs. Reigns rematch at next year’s WrestleMania, with the idea of having Reigns finally defeat Lesnar in a one-on-one match. Reigns wasn’t able to do so at this past year’s WrestleMania due to Seth Rollins cashing in his Money in the Bank contract and winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The original plan after Lesnar was indefinitely suspended and written off of television was to have him come back and regain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Seth Rollins at SummerSlam, which would lead to a Lesnar vs. Reigns rematch at next year’s WrestleMania, where Reigns is finally able to take down “The Beast.” Those plans could still be in place, but it does seem like WWE is making some changes to their Brock Lesnar-related plans.
Lesnar’s next big match — if you want to call it that — takes place on July 4 on the WWE Network, where he’ll take on one-third of the WWE Tag Team Champions, Kofi Kingston. The show takes place from Tokyo, Japan, and it will air live at 6:30 a.m. Eastern, 3:30 a.m. Pacific. If you miss the live version, like everything else on the WWE Network, it will be archived so you can check it out later.
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