World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) Braun Strowman was due to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal title at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event but now it will Finn Balor taking his place. Strowman has a reputation for being an aggressive person and that was on display in the previous episode of Monday night RAW. The ‘monster amongst men’ destroyed chairman Vince McMahon’s limousine and the repercussions ensued. The wrestler was fined of $100,000 and stripped off the opportunity to challenge Lesnar for the coveted title.Also Read - Roman Reigns Speaks Ahead of WWE Crown Jewel
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The episode opened with Strowman looking for Baron Corbin in his typical furious state. Corbins hid in a limousine, and Strowman not realizing that the luxury car belonged to Vince Mcmahon destroyed it. Strowman chased Corbin because of the remarks made by the latter stating he was not capable of defeating Lesnar.
After Strowman’s disqualification, a match was scheduled to define the replace number one contender for the universal title match against Lesnar in which Balor emerged victoriously. He pinned John Cena in a fatal-four-way match against Corbin and Drew McIntyre to earn the opportunity for the title clash at Royal Rumble.
Lesnar will now defend his title against Finn Balor at the Royal Rumble 2019 event on January 27th.