UPDATED (WEDNESDAY, JULY 12TH) – WWE’s Plans For The SummerSlam Main Event

Here is the latest on WWE’s plans for this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event. As of now, the plan is still set to have Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal title at this year’s event.

The plan was originally to have Reigns face Lesnar at WrestleMania next year, and Reigns would win in their rematch. Instead, WWE has decided to shift the match ahead to SummerSlam.

The idea is that Reigns’ recent losses to Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman would set up future challengers for Reigns in the future when he is champion.

UPDATED (WEDNESDAY, JULY 12TH): Sportskeeda’s Billi Bhatti reports that WWE has settled on their plans for the main event of SummerSlam. According to the site, the match will be a Fatal Four-Way with Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman.

According to the site, there was never a plan to have Roman Reigns face Brock Lesnar in a one-on-one match at SummerSlam but that match is being held off for WrestleMania 34. A Fatal Four-Way was always in the works for SummerSlam, although at one point Seth Rollins and Finn Balor would have been in it instead of Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe.

WWE SummerSlam takes place on August 20th from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In other news, AJ Styles’ capture of the United States Championship at Madison Square Garden on Friday was reportedly a decision made for the sake of his upcoming WWE DVD. Sportskeeda’s Billi Bhatti reports that WWE wanted the DVD, which is set to release in about six months, to have another significant moment to put at the end of the feature. With his WWE Championship win being nine months old at this point, it was felt that giving him the US Title at the iconic venue would be a big moment to include in the DVD.

The site notes that WWE is always open to a title switch at a house show every two to three years, as it gives the impression that “anything can happen in WWE” at any time. Styles was originally set to face Kevin Owens for the championship at Battleground on July 23rd, but the match is not listed on WWE.com as of now.

Source: The Wrestling Observer

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