WWE SummerSlam 2017: Universal Title Match Should Be Fatal 4-Way


The Universal Championship should be defended in a Fatal 4-Way at SummerSlam.

This past Monday Night on RAW,  Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe had a match for the right to face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam for the Universal Championship. The match itself was a good, hard-hitting contest.

At the end of it, we were supposed to know the RAW side of the SummerSlam main event. Instead, Braun Strowman returned. In the closing moments of the match, his music hit and we saw the Monster Among Men for the first time since Great Balls of Fire.

Strowman made his way to the ring and laid out both, which led to the result of a no content for Reigns vs. Joe. So, in a match that was supposed to provide answers, we were left with a question: Who will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship? The answer is simple: all three men.

Let’s start with Joe. It can be argued that he got the best match out of Brock Lesnar since Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31. While he did lose his championship match against the Beast Incarnate, he still has a gripe.

Joe pushed Lesnar to a brink that even Goldberg couldn’t accomplish, even in a losing effort. One thing we can all agree on is that this felt like a real life fight. Joe had the champion reeling and was so close to locking in the Coquina Clutch but was simply caught off guard with an F-5.

Next, there’s Reigns. Not much that needs to be said here. Whether we like it or not, the Big Dog is the top guy in WWE.

A few weeks ago on RAW, Reigns stated he was going to be the next number one contender because he’s Roman Reigns and it’s his yard and, in a way, he’s not wrong. Reigns and Lesnar are on a collision course and it will happen sooner or later. They are the only two men to defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania. They main evented WrestleMania 31, in what was a classic match. Of course, that WrestleMania main event was interrupted when Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank. The two have unfinished business and they should cross paths again at SummerSlam.

And finally,  Strowman. How many guys, especially in recent history, can say they beat Reigns clean, not once, but twice. That is list is not long and Strowman’s name is on it. He has been on a dominant run since he split from the Wyatt Family last year at the WWE Draft. The Monster Among Men has proven he belongs in the spotlight and deserves to be in the main event of the second biggest WWE show of the year.

There’s an argument to made that this should be a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match. However, if that happens you have three guys taking a fall, and the way they’re all booked, I just can’t see that happening.

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How would you book the Universal Title Match at SummerSlam?