This week on Raw a number one contender for Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship couldn't be decided, so what happens now?
Monday Night Raw featured a main event between Braun Strowman and Kane. Earlier in the evening it was announced by WWE that the winner of that match will go on to face Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble next month, getting a shot at The Beast Incarnate's Universal Championship. Unfortunately come the end of the match we were still none the wiser as to who will face Brock next.
Both Strowman and Kane were so wrapped up in trying to do as much damage to one another as humanly possible that the two of them ended up both being counted out. Neither man seemed that bothered that the match had come to an inconclusive end as they went about doling out even more punishment. The carnage finally came to a close when Braun powerslammed Kane through a table.
So with no number one contender decided, who will face Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble? Well according to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, it will be both monsters that did battle on Monday night. Thanks to the double count-out, Lesnar may be facing the prospect of a triple threat in his next title defense. That's what Vince McMahon is thinking of right now anyway.
It was announced during Raw on Monday night that Brock Lesnar will be on Raw next week, presumably to address the situation revolving around who his next challenger will be. The last time Lesnar had to defend his Universal Championship in a multi-person match, needless to say his advocate Paul Heyman was less than happy. Heyman believes that his Beast can beat anybody, but in triple threats and fatal four ways the champ doesn't have to be pinned in order to lose.
The ultimate goal for WWE is Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34, but with the Royal Rumble between now and then they need a suitable challenger that can lose to The Beast. Braun Strowman has already had one shot at Brock so it's understandable that WWE wouldn't want to simply have that match again, and Kane may not be a big enough draw any more to go one-on-one with Lesnar. With that in mind it's highly likely that we will see a triple threat involving all three men in Philadelphia next month.