South African TV Station Spoils Royal Rumble Universal Title Match Result

The main events of WWE's next two pay-per-views may have just been spoiled by South African TV station Supersport's Elimination Chamber advert.

WWE is no stranger to showing their hand and sometimes accidentally revealing what is to come in the future in terms of main events or title changes. They recently did so with Natalya and Charlotte Flair prior to Survivor Series and then again with Sami Zayn, entering him into January's Mixed Match Challenge before his career threatening match at Clash Of Champions. This latest slip up easily tops both of those though.

At Royal Rumble later this month, Brock Lesnar will defend his Universal Championship in a triple threat match against Kane and Braun Strowman. While the bout will be hard-hitting most will not be expecting a title change at the event since it's expected The Beast will keep the title until he loses it to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34.

An advertisement shown on South African TV station Supersport may suggest otherwise though. The advert showed who will be competing in the Elimination Chamber next month and the most interesting thing about the image is that Strowman has the Universal Title. That would suggest The Monster Among Men will overcome Lesnar and Kane at Royal Rumble and then defend the championship against five other men inside the structure.

That's not the only notable thing about the leaked image. One of the five challengers is Big Cass which means if the picture is real, WWE believes that the seven-footer will have recovered from his injury in time to compete in the bout. Cesaro being in the match is also a pretty interesting thought. The other three men that complete the line up are Lesnar, Roman Reigns and Finn Balor, presumably so he can finally get that Universal Title shot that he's owed.

While the appearance of this Elimination Chamber image is strange and most certainly noteworthy, it is by no means a guarantee that's the match we'll see. Even if it is an image created by WWE themselves, the show is still a long way away and plans can change multiple times between now and then. One thing is for certain though, those fans in Philly will be leaving extremely happy if Braun Strowman becomes Universal Champion.


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