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New challenger for the Universal Championship revealed

Braun Strowman was originally set to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WWE Royal Rumble. Strowman earned the opportunity after defeating Baron Corbin at WWE TLC. However, it was due to Corbin tonight that Strowman lost his opportunity.

Because of that, Vince McMahon revealed that the new challenger would be decided in a Fatal-4-Way tonight featuring Finn Balor, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, and John Cena. McMahon wasn’t so sure about Balor and said that he didn’t have the necessary “meat” to get the job done against any of those men or Lesnar.

Balor would prove him wrong, though, and would actually end up pinning John Cena in the middle of the ring after a Coup de Grace. After the match, Cena personally congratulated him and raised his hand.

Finn Balor will challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WWE Royal Rumble on January 27th, 2019.


  • CC

    I guess most people are expecting him to lose or be squashed, but I would hope Lesnar has the same level of respect for him that he has for Styles and Bryan, which would mean we actually get another great match out of Lesnar. We saw with both of those guys, when he gets an opponent he really respects he will actually put in a great match, and let them get some decent offense in.
    And who knows, with this “new era” they are promising, maybe they will pull a fast one on us and actually have Balor win (yeah yeah, I know, wishful thinking).

    Just imagine what it could do for Balor if he did beat Lesnar,

    Of course the rumours suggest Rollins vs Lesnar at Mania, so the odds of Balor winning are slim to none.

  • KalEl

    I agree! Balor was long overdue. He shouldve been thrown back into the title picture when he came back from injury. The guy never even got his rematch

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Good freakin move!!!