Backstage News on WrestleMania 34 Main Event & Who Roman Reigns May Face

WWE |By ewrestling |Fri, June 30, 2017 - 12:56AM EDT
  • As reported earlier today, the originally planned SummerSlam main event - Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman - has been scrapped and in its place, it will be either Lesnar vs. Joe in a rematch or Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns.
     
  • Lesnar vs. Reigns has long been stamped for WrestleMania 34, and there remains uncertainty on which direction WWE will take for the event next year.
     
  • One scenario is that Reigns will face Lesnar at SummerSlam and win the Universal title as the company may want their champion regularly appear at Raw and house shows, something not possible with Lesnar. Or they could have Reigns lose and then chase the title all year, building to a win at WrestleMania, but this scenario is less likely as usually WWE doesn't put their planned WrestleMania match on a prior PPV.

 

  • We have already posted about a couple of scenarios for SummerSlam and the rest of the year for Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, including a Reigns win and a Reigns loss.
     
  • Perhaps, the most logical scenario might actually be that Reigns would get by Lesnar, win the title at SummerSlam and then go onto face John Cena at WrestleMania 34, since Cena is now being billed as a "free agent" and can work with wrestlers on both brands.
     
  • This is especially interesting because the Cena free agent announcement and the change in SummerSlam plans away from Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman happened at almost the exact same time.