WWE SummerSlam 2017: 5 Potential Main Events

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1. Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns

When Lesnar and Heyman were met by Strowman on Raw, it wasn’t due to the former Wyatt Family member being called out — they wanted Reigns, who had defeated the Undertaker at WrestleMania 33. Heyman referred to it as a battle of the “two in 23-2.” So, could that have been a way of linking all three of these Superstars together?

Since Lesnar’s last appearance, Strowman and Reigns have continued their feud. They fought throughout April, including the former Shield man being put out of action for multiple weeks. It led to a match at Payback, which Strowman won. However, these two damaged each other so much that they were left off the following Raw, which sold their battle.

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An interesting takeaway from Strowman and Reigns being absent from that show was Raw General Manager Kurt Angle saying they “weren’t done” with each other yet. That clearly set up a future match, potentially at the June 4 Extreme Rules PPV. By then, we’ll be about two-and-a-half months out of SummerSlam.

Let’s say Strowman wins this. He can walk into Great Balls of Fire as the No. 1 Contender to Lesnar’s Universal Championship, only for things to end in a disqualification or another disjointed finish. That can lead to Reigns cutting a promo on the next Raw, saying Strowman didn’t get the job done, so he wants his opportunity.

As a result, Angle could say Strowman deserves a clean chance at the title. However, Reigns could receive a reward for defeating a yet-to-be-named opponent at Great Balls of Fire – a Universal Championship shot.

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These three larger-than-life stars battling in the main event of SummerSlam is almost WrestleMania-worthy. It’s also a way of preserving Reigns vs. Lesnar for WrestleMania 34, along with giving Strowman a big-time spot in a premier PPV. But would WWE go through with this?