Report: Triple H and Vince McMahon disagree on the direction of the Universal Championship
WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon and WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Triple H have very different ideas on what should be the Universal Championship match at next year’s WrestleMania, according to Give Me Sport.
McMahon’s plan sees Braun Strowman defeating Brock Lesnar for the title at the Royal Rumble, leading to a WrestleMania match between Strowman and Drew McIntyre, which Vince allegedly wants McIntyre to win and leave ‘Mania as champion.
HHH, on the other hand, would prefer Lesnar to retain the championship until WrestleMania, where he would face and lose to the incredibly popular Seth Rollins.
Both ideas suggest an interesting next few months in WWE; for McMahon’s plan to come to fruition Strowman would return at this Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view, defeat Baron Corbin to earn himself a match at the Rumble against The Beast, and presumably for the Scottish Psychopath McIntyre to win the men’s Royal Rumble match to lead to their showdown at ‘Mania.
Triple H’s plan, whilst seemingly more straightforward, would require Rollins to drop the Intercontinental Championship, and casts doubt on Lesnar’s projected return to UFC.