A new report has claimed that although WrestleMania 38 will see the crowning of a unified WWE Champion, the switch will only be short term.
On night two of WrestleMania 38, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Universal Champion Roman Reigns will meet with all of the gold on the line.
Furthermore, it has been confirmed that the match is a Unification Match, meaning that the winner will leave Dallas, Texas the Undisputed WWE Champion. Since 2001, WWE have unified their top championships on three occasions, with the titles being split most recently in 2016, with the creation of the Universal Title.
However, a new report has said that although there will be only one World Champion coming out of WrestleMania, this is only a temporary solution. Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that a source said having one champion was “not plausible” and not long term.
“That is the plan after this match. The winner will be a champion. Although internally it’s conceded this one unified champion is temporary,.
“It will change (from one champion again) because it’s not plausible, not for either’s schedule, not for the networks, not for the long term,” it was noted to us.”
One of the other major stories heading into WrestleMania is the potential in-ring involvement of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Ahead of McMahon’s appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, it had been suggested that McMahon would be returning to the ring to face McAfee despite being 76-years-old. During the interview itself, McMahon offered McAfee the opportunity to compete in the ring in Texas.
At time of writing, no opponent for McAfee has been announced.
Pat McAfee’s most recent match came at NXT WarGames in December 2020.