WWE Universal Championship Match- (C) Brock Lesnar W/Paul Heyman vs Samoa Joe
The Story: At the last Raw exclusive PPV Extreme Rules Joe came out on top in a five man number 1 contenders match shockingly defeating Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt and Seth Rollins to become the next challenger to “The Beast” Brock Lesnar. Since then Joe has proved to be every bit the mercenary that Triple H wants him to be as he has been laser focused on his goal of toppling “The Beast”. Joe and Lesnar have looked calm at every glance but when they fight it takes the whole locker room to separate them. This has become two monsters who know just how good they are colliding. Lesnar has run roughshod over the WWE ever since coming back but Joe has presented both himself and his lethal Coquina Clutch as the biggest threats Lesnar has ever faced. Lesnar will be looking for revenge after Joe choked him out and attacked his advocate Paul Heyman and a pissed off Brock Lesnar will look to take all that anger out on Joe in their match.
The Match: This will be a war. Joe wont be another victim of suplex city and he will give as good as he gets. Expect some stiff shots as neither man is afraid to take stiff shots or dish them out, while Joe might look to also execute his ground game against Lesnar to add in some MMA influence.
Prediction: It really is tough to pick a winner here as Joe winning would get the title back on TV, which Raw desperately needs right now, and would put him over as a superstar but Lesnar seems penciled in for big title feuds at SummerSlam and possibly even WrestleMania. As we all know plans change constantly in WWE so Joe has a chance but im gicing this one to Lesnar
Brock Lesnar to win and retain the WWE Universal Championship