Kevin Owens recently retained the Universal championship last weekend at the Royal Rumble when he won his match against Roman Reigns, meaning he is one step closer to entering WrestleMania as champion.
Owens has been Universal champion since he won the title on Monday Night Raw a week after Finn Balor vacated it after SummerSlam due to injury.
Since then, he, Chris Jericho, and Reigns have been a main part of the Raw main event but all of that could soon about to change.
Recent speculation has suggested that K.O. will not be the champion after Fastlane on March 5, and that he will not be a part of the Universal title picture at WrestleMania 33 later this year either.
NoDQ has reported that: “The plan right now for next month’s WWE Fastlane event will see Goldberg challenging Owens for next month’s pay-per-view. And obviously Goldberg is expected to go over Owens and win the match and go on to defend the title against Lesnar at WrestleMania.
“The belief is that Goldberg will drop the title to Lesnar on the show.”
Brock Lesnar challenged Goldberg to one final match at WrestleMania earlier this week on Raw, and the former WCW icon is expected to accept the match when he appears on the show next week.
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NoDQ noted: “In regards to who would capture the title after Lesnar captures it, the two top candidates are Roman Reigns or Braun Strowman.
For some odd reason the company still sees Reigns as their top babyface and are very high on Strowman’s work right now.”
Fans probably going to mind seeing Reigns as Champion, however Strowman being a champion will not going to effect any plan as he is build as a heel superstar.
If this spoiler is correct than we hope that this loss to Owens from another partimer is not going to hurt Owens crediblity because the guy arguably carried the championship belt better than WWE thought for the past five to six months when Balor picked up his injury. —Givemesport