The WWE Universal title match between Brock Lesner and Braun Strowman is now canceled. As it panned out on RAW, Strowman shattered window glass of Mr. McMahon’s Limo while chasing Baron Corbin. As punishment for destroying his Limo, Mr. McMahon has canceled the title opportunity for Strowman.
Strowman had surgery on his injured right elbow in November last year. Since then, while he had made appearances on WWE but has not performed in a match. It seems like he is still not cleared for matches and WWE has written the cancellation of the match in such a manner.
RAW opened this week with a shot of Mr. McMahon entering to backstage area in his Limo. Braun Strowman made his way to the ring as the crowd chanted, “Get These Hands!”. Strowman said Lesner is afraid of him ever since he had Money in the Bank case and it was Lesner who asked Baron Corbin to attack him from the back which got his hand injured. Baron Corbin entered the arena and asked Strowman to stop lying.
Strowman should not let down the people who believe in him down and that he won’t last against Lesner for 5 minutes. Corbin further said that while Strowman is busy with lying, Baron will focus on winning the Royal Rumble and going to the main event of WrestleMania.
Strowman chased Corbin to the backstage but lost him. Elias was singing a song describing what just happened. The song pointed out that Corbin is in McMahon’s Limo. Strowman shattered window glass of Limo using a steel pipe and pulled out the door. Corbin popped out of the other side and Mr. McMahon came to the scene. He shouted on Strowman and fined him $100,000 for destroying his Limo. When Strowman protested by saying that “this piece of crap” Limo isn’t worth this much, Mr. McMahon canceled his Royal Rumble title match as a punishment.
Later, a fatal 4-Way match is announced between John Cena, Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Finn Balor to determine the no. 1 contender for WWE Universal Championship Match at Royal Rumble. For more updates and match results from this week’s RAW (14 Jan 2019).