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Brock Lesnar defending Universal title at WWE Great Balls of Fire


WWE is debuting a new name for Raw's July pay-per-view, and Brock Lesnar is set to defend the Universal Championship for the first time on the show.

A video released by the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Twitter and Facebook today brought the announcement that the building will be hosting a Raw-exclusive PPV named "Great Balls of Fire" on July 9th. It was previously rumored that the show would be called "Bad Blood."

The announcement also confirmed that Brock Lesnar will defend the Universal title on the PPV. Lesnar has yet to defend the title since winning it from Goldberg at WrestleMania 33, though a program with Braun Strowman was established on the post-Mania episode of Raw.

Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public on May 5th at 10 a.m. local time. There will be a pre-sale the day before that, with tickets also going on sale at 10 a.m.

Video of the announcement is available to watch below: