Brock Lesnar has eclipsed CM Punk as the longest reigning WWE world champion of the modern era.
Some believe that the WWE wanted to get Brock that record so they could remove CM Punk from the record books, especially with the former WWE superstar involved in — and winning — a lawsuit filed by a WWE-employed doctor.
Now that Lesnar has broken that record title reign, the WWE has time to consider what to do about the Universal Championship. While he has held the title for well over a year, Lesnar hardly ever appears on WWE television and now gets $500,000 per match that he wrestles.
With that in mind, Sports Illustrated reported that the WWE has plans to take the Universal Championship off Brock Lesnar by SummerSlam. Whether that means he will lose it at SummerSlam — or before it — is still unknown.
Honestly, having Lesnar lose his title at a minor pay-per-view event is not smart money. SummerSlam is the second largest PPV of the year for the WWE and if Lesnar loses it there, it will be in front of a huge audience.
There is also the WWE rumors that Brock Lesnar is heading back to the UFC for a fight, something that UFC president Dana White has since confirmed. If he loses the title at SummerSlam, he could end up moving back to the UFC with his drug suspension over with and leave the WWE for the time being.
Brock Lesnar’s new WWE contract is a per-appearance deal, so he is not locked into a contract where he has to appear a certain amount of times a year. Lesnar could leave and not hurt the WWE at all. As a matter of fact, it could help.
With Brock Lesnar possibly losing the Universal Championship by SummerSlam, the company can put the belt on someone that is on Monday Night Raw television every week and the title can become a big part of storylines once again.