Roman Reigns has been the Universal Championship ever since SummerSlam, but this week on Raw he vacated his title and announced that he’s taking time off to focus on his battle with leukemia.
It was later announced that Braun Strowman will face Brock Lesnar in a singles match at Crown Jewel with the Universal Title on the line.
With Lesnar and Strowman as the only options right now, WWE could go back to having a part time champion, or they could crown a first time champion next week in Saudi Arabia.
Barnburner is reporting that current plans call for Braun Strowman to win the Universal Championship at Crown Jewel, then feud with Drew McIntyre.
Nothing New to Report about #crownjewel . The decision will be announced tomorrow morning been told. @HulkHogan will be on the show..@BraunStrowman will win.. Fued with Drew McIntyre.. #Toronto will be getting a house show at @CocaColaClsm last days of December 29 I believe pic.twitter.com/18vJ9ACfV7
— BarnBurner (@TheBarnBurns) October 24, 2018
Whether or not these plans will come to fruition remains to be seen, but Braun Strowman is once again working as a face, and as we’ve seen recently the seeds have been planted for a feud with Drew McIntyre.