KEY POINTS

  • Roman Reigns is the undisputed WWE and Universal Champion
  • He claimed the titles by beating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38
  • Reigns' next challenger is yet to be announced

Former WWE champion Braun Strowman has hinted that the now-popular chair launch on Roman Reigns was his idea.

In the lead up to SummerSlam 2017, Reigns and Strowman faced off each other in a Last Man Standing match on an episode of RAW. The battle had several epic spots but nothing came close to "The Monster Among Men" throwing an office chair at Reigns, who was charging toward him. 

A video of the same was recently circulated on Twitter. Adam Scherr, whose WWE ring name is "Braun Strowman," revealed that the WWE Company used to let him use his ideas back then, hinting that attacking Reigns with the chair was his own idea.

The former WWE champion used to be extremely furious all the time and he received loud responses for the same from the WWE Universe regularly. The Last Man Standing match ended with Strowman securing a massive win over Reigns. 

A few days later, Reigns and Strowman once again came face to face in a Fatar Four-Way match for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam 2017. The bout was contested for Brock Lesnar's title and also included Samoa Joe. Eventually, it was the Beast Incarnate who retained his belt. 

Subsequently, Strowman fought Lesnar in a singles fight for the Universal Title at the No Mercy 2017 event. While many fans believed it was finally time to witness Strowman win what he deserved, Lesnar took hardly any time to pin Strowman down in the ring. 

Braun Strowman Braun Strowman is currently sidelined with an elbow injury that required surgery. In this picture, Strowman reacts during to the WWE Live Duesseldorf event at ISS Dome in Duesseldorf, Germany, Feb. 22, 2017. Photo: Lukas Schulze/Bongarts/Getty Images

Five years fast forward, Reigns defeated Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to become an undisputed WWE and Universal Champion. He has held the Universal title for over 600 days, a record in the history of WWE. 

The WWE Company is yet to announce Reigns' next challenger. There have been reports suggesting several names, including Randy Orton, Riddle, Drew McIntyre and Xavier Woods.