Roman Reigns Defeats Brock Lesnar To Become Universal Champion

Lawrence Kim
August 20, 2018

"So I said, 'Listen, if I defeat Daniel Bryan, I deserve to be in that match.' So, I'm hoping once I beat Daniel, I can face AJ, take that title, and bring the relevancy and prestige back to that title like I did with the Intercontinental [Championship]".

After being drafted to Raw in 2009, he won the United States Championship twice, tag team titles with John Cena, Damien Mizdow, and twice with Big Show, as well as the 2010 Raw Money in the Bank ladder match. With Strowman injured, he couldn't cash in.

Midway through the match Reigns accidentally hit Strowman with a suicide dive.

After both men made their way to the ring, Braun Strowman's music hit, and the Monster Among Men grabbed a microphone.

Roman Reigns finally did it. He then repeatedley hit Strowman with the briefcase and a steel chair repeatedly before throwing away the briefcase. Up until this point, Lesnar held the strap for over 500 days after beating Goldberg for it at WrestleMania 33 in April of 2017 in Orlando, FL. Reigns is only the fifth champion in the history of the title, which was created back in 2016 with the inaugural champ Finn Balor. Then he wished both competitors good luck (while calling Lesnar Beastie Boy in the process) then Strowman said he's going to stand at ringside and face the victor of the match no matter what happens.

Even though Strowman has a bone to pick with "The Beast" now, he likely won't get a match against the former UFC Heavyweight Champion anytime soon.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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