Fantasy Booking: The WWE Universal Title

Fuck me this took a long time to write! Not as different as perhaps I’d originally planned. Wasnt sure where to post this, so here we go

WWE Universal Champions from August 2016 to present

Finn Balor: ( Summerslam 2016-Raw 22/8/16) (1)

Def: Seth Rollins Summerslam

Kevin Owens (Raw 5/9/2016-Royal Rumble 2017)

Def: Seth Rollins (Backlash 2016)

Def: Seth Rollins (Clash of Champions 2016)

Def: Seth Rollins (Hell in a Cell 2016)

Def: Roman Reigns (Roadblock: End of the Line)

Brock Lesnar (Royal Rumble 2017-Summerslam 2017)

Def: Kevin Owens (Royal Rumble 2017)

Def: Goldberg (Wrestlemania 33) (2)

Def: Samoa Joe (No Way Out 2017)

Jinder Mahal (Summerslam 2017- No Mercy 2017)

Def: Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe (3)

Brock Lesnar (No Mercy 2017- Wrestlemania 34)

Def: Jinder Mahal (No Mercy 2017)

Def: AJ Styles (Survivor Series Champion Vs Champion Match)

Def: Braun Strowman (Royal Rumble 2018)

Roman Reigns (Wrestlemania 34-Extreme Rules 2018)

Def: Brock Lesnar (Wrestlemania 34)

Def: Jinder Mahal (Backlash 2018, maybe in a steel cage)

Def: Samoa Joe (Money in the Bank 2018)

Def: Samoa Joe (Extreme Rules 2018, Extreme Rules match)

Rusev (Extreme Rules 2018- Hell in a Cell 2018)(4)

Def: Roman Reigns (Extreme Rules 2018)

Def: Roman Reigns (summerslam 2018)

Roman Reigns (Hell in a Cell 2018- Raw (22/10/2018) (5)

Brock Lesnar (Super Showdown 2018- Wrestlemania 35)

Def: Rusev and Braun Strowman (Super Showdown 2018) (6)

Def: Finn Balor (Royal Rumble 2019)

Seth Rollins (Wrestlemania 35-Hell in a Cell 2019)

Def: AJ Styles (Money in the Bank)

Def: AJ Styles (Super Showdown 2019)

Def: Drew McIntyre (Stomping Grounds 2019)

Def: Drew McIntyre (Extreme Rules 2019)

Def: Brock Lesnar (Summerslam 2019)

Def: Braun Strowman (Clash of Champions 2019)

“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (Hell in a Cell 2019-Present) (7)

Def: Seth Rollins (Hell in a Cell 2019, Hell in a Cell match)

Def: Seth Rollins (Crown Jewel, Falls count anywhere match)

Def: Braun Strowman (Royal Rumble 2019)

Def: John Cena (Wrestlemania 36, Firefly Funhouse Match)

  1. Finn is injured as OTL.
  2. Goldberg had defeated Kevin Owens at Fastelane 2017 to face Lesnar after a distraction from Kevin Owens
  3. Mahal won the 2017 Money in the bank briefcase. He pinned Samoa Joe for the win
  4. This was Rusev’s Money in the bank cash in. I’m thinking a battered reigns hears Aiden English clear his throat operatically at the top of the ramp, only for Rusev to batter Reigns with the briefcase before Machka Kicking Reigns right in his handsome face
  5. Reigns relinquishes the title as OTL to go superman punch leukemia. Fuck cancer.
  6. Beefy bois
  7. Moves to Smackdown not long after becoming Universal Champ

A Few authors notes:

  • I really fucking wanted Owens Vs Jericho for the Universal Championship but I think thats too unrealistic. I’ll stick to Jericho interfering at a number 1 contenders match at Fastlane, causing Owens to lose to Goldberg, rather than it be for the Universal championship.
  • Styles beats Orton at Backlash 2017 and has Lesnars 500+ day reign but with the WWE Championship until Summerslam 2018, feuding with Orton, Wyatt, Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor (who wins the 2018 Royal Rumble) before losing the belt to Shinsuke Nakamura at Summerslam 2017.
  • I wanted Mahal as champion but here he’s a scrappy, positive babyface, and goes on to feud in the mid card, picking up the US or IC belts. I figured him having the MITB contract might also bring in some Indian viewers. Couldn’t do worse than OTL. Maybe have Mahal turn heel later. Perhaps bring the Singh brothers up to main roster tag scene to build them up a bit first.
  • I might have Bork Laser win MITB 2019 but instead he cashes in on Kofi (whose reign is from WM35 as OTL)