Details On WWE & Universal Championship Unification Revealed

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Details On WWE & Universal Championship Unification Revealed WWE

A new report has revealed details on the WWE and Universal Championship unification.

At WWE WrestleMania 38, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar to retain the WWE Universal Championship and win the WWE Championship. With his win, Reigns became the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.

Since then, the company has had one world champion, but this was not always the original plan.

Per Fightful Select (subscription required), there were no plans to combine the WWE and Universal Championships prior to WWE Day 1 2022.

However, when Reigns contracted COVID and was pulled from the show, WWE decided to make the late addition of Brock Lesnar to the WWE Title match and have him win the championship.

At one point in 2022, there were some internal documents that indicated a plan was to split the two world titles. Then, reported plans were for Drew McIntyre or Seth Rollins to face Cody Rhodes for the WWE Championship, but that didn’t end up happening.

The report notes that plans were altered and the idea of splitting the titles were eventually abandoned.

There is no indication on how the titles would have been split, but as of that time, Reigns’ opponent was “TBA.”

On the April 24 episode of WWE Raw, Triple H introduced the World Heavyweight Championship and announced the inaugural champion will be crowned at Night Of Champions on May 27 in Saudi Arabia.

Originally, the King of the Ring tournament was supposed to take place in May, but plans were altered after WrestleMania to accommodate the booking of the World Heavyweight Championship.

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