As reported earlier tonight, Roman Reigns has vacated the WWE Universal Championship. Reigns revealed to the world on Monday Night Raw that he was battling leukemia, and wouldn’t be able to keep up with his duties as champion anymore.
With Reigns now having to step away from in-ring competition, for now, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman will face each other one-on-one for the Universal Championship. The Beast Incarnate and the Monster Among Men will meet at WWE Crown Jewel in a few short weeks.
An hour into Monday Night Raw, Paul Heyman addressed the WWE Universe, giving his respect, and his sympathies, to Roman Reigns. He then discussed the upcoming match, saying that Braun Strowman doesn’t have what it takes to carry the Universal Championship.
Strowman then came out to say that when he wins the title, he’ll bring it back to Monday Night Raw every week. The Monster Among Men then said that regardless of their issues in the past, Roman Reigns is first in line when he returns.
Strowman finished by saying Lesnar was going to Get These Hands. However, when he turned around, Drew McIntyre leveled him with a Claymore.
It looks like the WWE will move forward with Strowman as a face, taking on the two other behemoths on Raw, Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre.