John: Brock Lesnar finally defends the big red belt again against an opponent we’re all too familiar with. Yes, I know it’s a bad idea to bet against Brock but this might finally be the right time to give the Big Dog the belt. The audience is temporarily behind Reigns so it makes sense to finally have him win. Plus all this teased Paul Heyman interference would throw in a weakness for Reigns to exploit and get the win. It’d be nice to see Reigns win as we can finally have a new champion and one who will actually defend the belt.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Chris: And here we go! OK, so we’ve seen this match time and time again, but it’s never meant as much as it does now. Lesnar hasn’t been around that much, and fans are getting frustrated with it, not to mention Roman Reigns. In his defence, he comes to Raw every night, performs for the crowd and takes a lot of crap in the process, but is that enough to give him the belt? Maybe not, but if it means Lesnar loses I’m all for that. I think Roman Reigns would be a good champion (don’t hunt me down!), but we’re going to see Kevin Owens or Braun Strowman, aren’t we? The question is, who? It’s going to be Roman winning with a Superman punch and Kevin Owens cashing in and becoming Universal Champion. If anyone can sell a Roman Reigns match, he can.
Winner: Roman Reigns (with Kevin Owens cashing in)
Dave: For a while, I was “banking” on SummerSlam ending with KO cashing in (after defeating Braun earlier on in the show) but what would be the point? KO having the briefcase as an accessory to have some fun with for a while seems like the better way to go. As a fan, I’d love to see Heyman join forces with KO (they’d be even more fun than Punk and Heyman) or Roman, while Brock goes away to train for his upcoming UFC Heavyweight Title fight, but it just doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Hopefully I’m wrong. In the end, Brock takes his big red belt to the Octagon with the hope of bringing it back to WrestleMania 35 with some UFC gold to complement it.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Frank: Brock can’t win again, can he?
Winner: Roman Reigns
Total: 3-1 for The Big Dog