It seems like every week there is a new rumor about a new plan for the main event at WWE's second biggest show of the year, SummerSlam. According to some, however, this current plan was actually the idea all along.
Sportskeeda's Billi Bhatti is reporting that the main event at SummerSlam this year will find Brock Lesnar defending his Universal Championship in a Fatal Four-Way against Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman, and Roman Reigns. They are also reporting that a Fatal Four-Way was the plan all along.
A few weeks back, Dave Meltzer at the Wrestling Observer was reporting that the SummerSlam main event changed but that it had gone from Lesnar v. Strowman to Lesnar v. Reigns.
Bhatti writes that Lesnar v. Reigns was never the plan for SummerSlam and that the WWE had always planned on saving that match-up for WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans next year.
He is also claiming that, while the Fatal Four-Way was always what officials wanted for SummerSlam, they had originally thought about going with Lesnar, Strowman, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins. So, the only change has been the decision to replace Balor and Rollins with Reigns and Joe—which is news that is sure to disappoint some fans who have been hoping to see Balor back in the title mix sooner than later.
We already know—as it was announced on RAW this past Monday—the main event on RAW next week will see Reigns and Samoa Joe face off, with the winner getting the chance to fight Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. However, with this Fatal Four-Way planned many people are expecting that the Reigns v. Joe match will not end cleanly.
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Wrestling Inc reported that "The Monster Among Men" Braun Strowman is scheduled for action this weekend at a RAW live event in Nashville (he is set to fight Seth Rollins,) and he is also advertised for RAW this coming Monday night. The assumption is that Strowman will return next week and interfere in the Reigns v. Joe match in some form which will, in turn, lead to the announcement of the Fatal Four-Way match for SummerSlam in Brooklyn on August 20, 2017.