Brock Lesnar will be appearing at the 2018 Royal Rumble pay-per-view, and Monday night on Raw, Kane faced Braun Strowman in the main event to determine Lesnar’s opponent for the big event.
However, Kane and Braun Strowman both got counted out, so the match ended in a draw, and after the bell rang Strowman put Kane through a table to end the show.
The brawl was fun to watch, but unfortunately we were all left to wonder who will end up challenging Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at the Royal Rumble.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that current plans call for Brock Lesnar to defend the WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman and Kane in a triple threat match at the pay-per-view.
Several ideas were reportedly pitched for the title bout, but Vince McMahon decided on the triple threat match.
The Universal Championship match at the Royal Rumble has been a hot topic of discussion for weeks now with rumors claiming that Vince McMahon doesn’t think Finn Balor is over enough to challenge The Beast for the title.
Balor has referenced the reports several times with his latest tease being a Twitter post saying that Braun vs. Kane “is not over.”
I’m very happy with back to back wins vs both members of Miztourage
In other news-
It appears the dispute between Kane & Braun is not over …. 🤪
— Finn Bálor Forever (@FinnBalor) December 12, 2017
Brock Lesnar will be making his return to Raw on next week’s show.