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Big News On Roman Reigns' Wrestlemania 34 plans


WHAT'S THE DEAL?
WWE is sticking to its long-term plans.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t SEScoops), Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship is still slated for WrestleMania 34:
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer confirmed that WWE has settled on the top two matches for the show...as Roman Reigns will challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship. This match has been years in the making and was effectively set in stone going back over a year, when Meltzer reported it prior to last year’s Mania.
WHAT'S IT MEAN FOR WWE?
In March 2017, Meltzer broke the news that Reigns vs. Lesnar would headline WrestleMania 34, and even though plans constantly change in WWE, this is one of those rare scenarios where WWE is sticking with a long-term plan.
Is Reigns vs. Lesnar a main event that will please all WWE fans? Of course not, especially because it just happened at WrestleMania 31. However, the WrestleMania main event actually means little to nothing because things like TV ratings, the WWE Network subscriber count and AVOD views hit their high points during WrestleMania season, even if fan reaction to the show's main event is lukewarm at best. Lesnar vs. Reigns will be no different as a match that features two high-profile stars and one that will not be warmly received by many fans but apparently will take place anyway.
It's all part of WWE's plan to ensure that Reigns gets over with the masses, even though you could argue he's already done that. He's WWE's No. 2 merchandise seller behind only Cena, and according to a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletterhe main evented more shows (12) that attracted at least 10,000 fans than any other superstar last year. In other words, he's clearly been accepted as a top star even though diehard fans continue to boo him.
That changed a bit during the recent run of The Shield when the boo birds quieted a bit, but if Reigns defeats Lesnar at WrestleMania 34 and especially if he wins the Royal Rumble to get there, it's likely that he'll take one step backward and become even more hated by WWE's most vocal fans. That's certainly possible though, as he's one of the clear Royal Rumble favorites and obviously isn't going to face Lesnar at 'Mania just to lose to "The Beast."

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