Who will be the first Superstar to challenge The Beast? This is a question that will be answered in historically chaotic fashion.
At Extreme Rules, for the first time ever, in a battle that could change the course of the New Era, an Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match between Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor, Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe to determine who will compete with Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.
Raw General Manager Kurt Angle announced the historic showdown on the May 15 edition of Monday Night Raw, and speculation is already running rampant as to who will emerge victorious and get the chance to tangle with The Beast for Raw’s top prize.
Though Reigns’ unbreakable determination helped him overcome The Undertaker at WrestleMania and put Braun Strowman on the shelf for six months, it remains to be seen whether The Big Dog will be able to simultaneously conquer four of the best Superstars in the business under such extreme circumstances.
In addition to the absolute bedlam that such a showdown promises, Rollins and Samoa Joe will both need to get past the enormous animosity that they have for one another in order to concentrate on the entire field of battle in this epic free-for-all.
Lest we forget that the first Universal Champion, Bálor, was never beaten for his title, but was instead forced to surrender it due to injury and is now hungry for an opportunity to challenge The Beast Incarnate.
And one must never count out Wyatt, arguably one of the most cunning competitors in the contest, who continues to show time and time again why he is The New Face of Fear by thriving in the very mayhem that the Fatal 5-Way Match will unleash.
Oh look, once again, no Brock Lesnar, oh how surprising – no championship match, what a fucking joke that belt is being turned into, the bloody man hasn’t been around since WrestleMania, the man shot through the mandatory thirty-day title defence and oh look, he still wears the belt – fucking part timer, I mean I know he’s getting on in the years but if you’re going to have a belt stuck around your waste, you really need to show the fuck up.
Now, concerning who’s going to challenge the part time beast, well the WWE were pushing for Braun Strowman, who’s dominate displays were seeing him a top challenger for the title, only for Roman Reigns to pull the proverbial plug on that one, side-lining Strowman with injury.
I mean who can they put in the ring with Brock Lesnar that could be seen as a threat, Bray Wyatt possibly, Samoa Joe maybe but the beating handed out to Reigns in past matches they could decide to go for him and set it up as a grudge match.
But with that being said I am going to have to pick two, since there are five competing, who should win it and they are Wyatt and Joe, they are my picks and if any other wins this match their future title match against the champ is going to be nothing more than a squash match.