Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bully Ray on What Needs to Happen With The Universal Title at SummerSlam

Bully Ray on What Needs to Happen With The Universal Title at SummerSlam
Brock Lesnar will once again be defending his Universal Championship against Roman Reigns. This will be the fourth time the pair have squared off in singles action for a WWE World Title.

The first came several years ago at WrestleMania 31 when “The Big Dog” challenged Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. Eventually, Seth Rollins would cash-in his Money In The Bank (MITB) briefcase and leave “The Show Of Shows” with the championship. The next time they’d meet occurred at WrestleMania 34 this past April.

Reigns challenged Lesnar in front of a jam-packed New Orleans crowd, but this time for the Universal Title. A bloody Reigns was again, however, unable to get the job done. At the Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) a few days later in Saudi Arabia, Lesnar defended against Reigns one more time inside a Steel Cage. Reigns hit Lesnar with a Spear that sent them both through one side of the cage walls. Both men hit the outside floor but Lesnar’s back hit first, thus declaring him the winner.

Now, after defeating Bobby Lashley in a qualifying match on Monday Night RAW, fans will see Reigns challenge Lesnar for a fourth time at the upcoming SummerSlam PPV in Brooklyn. WWE Hall Of Famer Bully Ray discussed the matter on Busted Open Radio. Ray presented an interesting theory about the match. Many are expecting Braun Strowman to cash-in his MITB briefcase to leave SummerSlam as champion.

That same night Strowman will be putting his briefcase on the line against Kevin Owens. Should Owens manage to win the briefcase, he could possibly cash-in on either Reigns or Lesnar later that night:

“Even if you put the match on first, it’s still just a straight up match and if you still get a straight up finish, it’s really – I don’t know – I think that Money In The Bank briefcase might come into play. Early and late,” Ray said.

“This is completely in the opposite direction – what if Kevin Owens walks out of SummerSlam as your champion? If Owens walks out of SummerSlam as the champion, does Roman beat him the next night on RAW? I don’t think so. I think it makes Roman look weak. If Roman doesn’t beat Brock he looks weak.”

Ray also noted that Owens would get a massive pop should this happen, as he’s keeping the World Title from two guys that the WWE Universe can’t stand right now:

“He’s getting the pop because the belt is coming away from guys that they can’t stand. They can’t stand Brock because he’s a part-timer and they can’t stand Roman just for the sake that they can’t stand Roman. So the pop is not going to be for genuine emotion. They’re going to be popping for a title change and because the belt is away from these guys.”




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