1. Big Update On Brock Lesnar’s Future Opponents, Originally Planned Universal Title Match Not Taking Place At Great Balls of Fire 2017 PPV?
In the main event of Extreme Rules 2017 PPV, top 5 Raw Superstars – Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Finn Balor & Samoa Joe – will compete in a Fatal 5 Way Extreme Rules match to determine the #1 contender for Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship.
While WWE teased Finn Balor winning this #1 contenders match at Extreme Rules 2017 with the recent in-ring segment between Paul Heyman and Balor on Raw, Dave Meltzer noted that Balor vs. Lesnar might not happen at Great Balls of Fire 2017 PPV after all (despite it being the original plan).
Meltzer noted that Rollins & Balor are the favorite to win this #1 contenders match and face Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire 2017, but WWE officials are looking to save Lesnar vs. Balor for later this year. This could mean that we get Lesnar vs. Rollins for the Universal Title next.
Also, it should be noted that Lesnar might go on to face each man involved in this Extreme Rules 2017 match between now and WrestleMania 34. Lesnar is currently planned to face Braun Strowman at SummerSlam 2017 and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34.
His matches against Wyatt, Joe and Balor/Rollins (since one of them will face Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire) are expected to take place between SummerSlam 2017 & WrestleMania 34 (with two of these matches possibly taking place at Survivor Series 2017 and Royal Rumble 2018 as they are among the big 4 PPVs).