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UPDATED: WWE Changes #1 Contender’s Battle Royal For Raw – Daniel Bryan Out For Sami Zayn

July 15, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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UPDATE: WWE has made a last minute change to the Raw #1 Contender’s Battle Royal, which will determine Brock Lesnar’s WWE Universal Championship challenger at SummerSlam. The company is now advertising Sami Zayn and not Daniel Bryan for the match.

PWInsider reports that Bryan is backstage at tonight’s Raw.

ORIGINAL: WWE has announced that there will be a battle royal tonight on Raw. It will be a Cross Brand All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal tonight featuring the top Superstars from both Raw and Smackdown Live. The winner will face Brock Lesnar at Summerslam 2019 for his Universal title.

The Raw field will include Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Baron Corbin, and Bobby Lashley. For the Smackdown Live participants, it will be Rey Mysterio, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Cesaro, and Big E. Here’s the full announcement for the battle royal.

Lesnar’s challenger to be named in Cross Brand All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal

With Brock Lesnar reinstalled as Universal Champion following his Money in the Bank cash-in at WWE Extreme Rules, the business of naming his challenger must be addressed. WWE officials have opened the field and sanctioned a “Cross Brand All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal” between some of the top Superstars from Raw and SmackDown, with the winner to challenge The Beast Incarnate at next month’s event. The Raw participants are Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Baron Corbin, Cesaro, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley and Rey Mysterio, while SmackDown LIVE will field Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and freshly-crowned SmackDown Tag Team Champion Big E. May the best man win …