New details have been revealed on what WWE has planned for WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns coming out of their Winner Takes All Title Unification bout at WrestleMania 38.
As we’ve noted, WWE recently announced that Lesnar vs. Reigns will be a Title Unification match, meaning there will be one champion at the end of WrestleMania 38 Sunday. It was recently reported that there was a feeling within WWE that one champion is not feasible for RAW and SmackDown in the modern environment, mainly because of the networks, FOX and the USA Network, wanting their own top champion.
In an update, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the winner of Lesnar vs. Reigns will be crowned the Unified WWE Champion, but internally it’s already conceded that the single unified champion is temporary.
“It will change (from one champion again) because it’s not plausible, not for either’s schedule, not for the networks, not for the long term,” a WWE source noted.
There’s no word yet on how WWE will get back to having two champions, or how long they will go with the single champion, but we will keep you updated.
Another interesting note is how WWE has a Triple Threat for the WWE Title advertised for post-WrestleMania live events, featuring AJ Styles vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins.
WWE is now billing Lesnar vs. Reigns as the biggest match in company history.
Stay tuned for more on Lesnar vs. Reigns. Below is the current WrestleMania 38 card:
Night One: SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
Night One: RAW Women’s Title Match
Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch (c)
Night One Match
Logan Paul and The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio
Night One Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Baron Corbin
Night Two: Winner Takes All Match
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match
Naomi and Sasha Banks vs. Carmella and Queen Zelina Vega (c)
WWE Hall of Famer Edge vs. AJ Styles
RUMORED OR EXPECTED MATCHES:
Vince McMahon vs. Pat McAfee
Kevin Owens vs. WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn (c)