5 Top WWE rumors from this week: Major plans for Brock Lesnar after title victory, Former Royal Rumble winner to eventually face Roman Reigns (January 2nd, 2022)
2022 is here and WWE Day 1 has got the fans talking. So many doubts were there before the pay-per-view as to how the current COVID-19 outbreak in WWE will affect the show. Well, it ended up costing them their biggest star as Roman Reigns tested positive for the virus and had to miss the event.
What this led to was a match that looked straight out of WWE 2K21. Five top stars battled it out for the WWE Championship and Brock Lesnar came out on top. We now have reports on some major future plans for both Lesnar and Reigns. Additionally, details have emerged about the real reason for the absence of two top superstars.
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the top rumors from this past week. Be sure to comment down and let us know your thoughts on the same.
#5 Dream match finally set to happen after Brock Lesnar’s WWE Championship victory
— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2022
Brock Lesnar winning the WWE Championship at Day 1 was something no one saw coming. He was added as a last-minute change to the fatal four-way for the top title and went on to pin Big E to become the new champion.
Dave Meltzer has now reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that the plan now is to finally have the dream match between The Beast Incarnate and Bobby Lashley.
“With Lesnar having won the title, the next step is Lesnar vs. Lashley. You could tell, at the end of the show, they teased that glare with Lashley and everything like that, and that was the last scene. The match was booked specifically for that direction. Big E was the one that was pinned because if Big E wasn’t pinned, and obviously, you’d want to go with Lesnar and Big E. But, the decision, for whatever reason, and the reason is that the people who are making the decisions felt that there was a more marketable match, went with Lesnar and Lashley,” stated Meltzer.
The two heavyweights clashed in the fatal five-way match at Day 1 a few times and Lashley was the one who seemed more dominant. Meltzer stated how the company made Bobby Lashley look strong against Brock Lesnar while the latter dominated everyone else to win the title.
Could we see this match at Royal Rumble or will WWE save it for WrestleMania 38?
#4 WWE plans to have major Roman Reigns match eventually
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) December 17, 2021
Roman Reigns missed WWE Day 1 as he tested positive for COVID-19. He was set to defend the Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar at the show. With Lesnar now the WWE Champion, fans are wondering what’s next for the Tribal Chief when he returns.
Dave Meltzer reported on the Wrestling Observer Radio that the plan is to have Roman Reigns eventually face Drew McIntyre in a massive clash. This was the reason why the company booked McIntyre to defeat Madcap Moss at Day 1, even though he was set to be written off TV.
“I don’t think anyone believed for a second he (Madcap Moss) was going to beat Drew McIntyre. It’s funny because with Drew McIntyre being hurt, you know, they could have done it, but they didn’t even dare do it. I wouldn’t have either because, at the end of the day, the plan is still supposed to be Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns at some point. So he shouldn’t be losing to Madcap Moss even if he is going to be hurt. Hopefully, the injury is not too bad,” stated Meltzer.