World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) Crown Jewels event in Saudi Arabia saw some shocking results but Brock Lesnar winning the WWE Universal championship is no surprise. ‘The beast’executed his finishing manoeuvre on his opponent, Braun Strowman five times in a dominating victory.
The clash was also marred by a pre-match interference by acting general manager Baron Corbin, who attacked Braun Strowman from behind, making him vulnerable against a very powerful opponent as he went to win the coveted title.
However, according to a report from the Wrestling Observer Radio, Lesnar regained his title because of the absence of Roman Reigns, who was otherwise scheduled to compete and retain his WWE Universal title.
WWE fans suffered a huge shock as Universal Champion Roman Reigns made a heart-breaking and emotional revelation about his deteriorating health condition due to his long battle with leukaemia. Reigns made an official statement about his illness during the live telecast of the WWE’s RAW event. He has also forced to give up his championship belt after not being able to compete further at the big stage in world wrestling and entertainment.
Earlier last month, the four-time world champion revealed to the WWE Universe about his condition, Addressing the crowd, the 33-year-old said: “I feel like I owe everyone an apology”.
“For months, maybe even a whole year, I’ve come out here as Roman Reigns and said I’d come out here every week, that I’d be a fighting champion, that I was going to be consistent, that I was going to be a workhorse — but that’s all lies.
“The reality is, my real name is Joe and I’ve been living with leukaemia for 11 years.
“And unfortunately, it’s back. The leukaemia is back and unfortunately, because it’s back I can’t fulfil my role, I can’t be that fighting champion. And I’m going to have to relinquish the universal championship,” the Universal Champion added.
Braun Stowman will be scheduled for a rematch after he activates his rematch clause for the WWE Universal to set up another top match for the title.