Roman Reigns vacated the Universal Championship a few weeks ago, and Brock Lesnar faced Braun Strowman in a Universal Title match on Friday at Crown Jewel. In the end Lesnar ended up winning the belt after he put Braun Strowman away with 5 F5s.
Before Roman Reigns vacated the title, he was set to defend the belt against Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match.
Dave Meltzer recently noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that original plans called for Roman Reigns to retain the title, and Brock Lesnar was supposed to finish up his contractual obligations with WWE at the event.
However, Brock ended up signing a new deal at some point last week.
Brock Lesnar’s new WWE deal reportedly locks him in for at least two more appearances with the company, but it is a non-exclusive deal which allows him to go to UFC whenever he wants.
Lesnar is currently set to face AJ Styles at Survivor Series, but it’s not known when he might be returning to UFC.
Daniel Cormier called Brock Lesnar out after his fight with Derrick Lewis at UFC 230, but Dana White later noted that there’s no set timeline for the Cormier vs. Lesnar fight.