– After winning their respective Triple Threat Matches on Raw this week, Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley will square off next Monday in a rematch of their WWE Extreme Rules confrontation, and the winner will challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. The winner of the match will likely meet Lesnar on Raw the following week, which takes place at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
The official website of the venue is advertising Lesnar for Raw on July 30.
Also advertised for the event is a “huge” 8-Man Tag Team Main Event pitting Reigns, Lashley, Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins against Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, “Constable” Baron Corbin and Kevin Owens. This is a post-Raw dark match.
– On the June 27 episode of NXT, Mauro Ranallo claimed that Lars Sullivan suffered a broken jaw during his NXT Championship Match against Aleister Black at TakeOver: Chicago II. Dave Meltzer reported last week in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the injury is not legitimate since it was staged for storyline purposes.
“My guess is that they wanted to tell the story that he was so tough he broke his jaw early in the match with Aleister Black, kept going, and that’s an excuse for losing to protect the mystique since it was his first loss since they started pushing him,” Meltzer wrote.
“They are keeping him off shows for a while to sell the injury as legit.”
Sullivan is probably going to be out of action for at least another month since he did not appear at last night’s NXT television tapings at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida (click here for complete spoilers). This set of tapings was the final build to TakeOver: Brooklyn 4, which takes place on August 18.
– WWE posted this clip of Batista making his WWE pay-per-view debut against Kane at Armageddon 2002.