Brock Lesnar successfully cashed in his Money in the Bank contract at Extreme Rules on Sunday, defeating Seth Rollins to become the Universal Champion for the third time in his career.
Rollins and Becky Lynch had successfully defended their respective titles in a mixed tag match against Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans, but the party was spoiled in Philadelphia once Lesnar's music started playing.
Paul Heyman had previously teased that Lesnar was going to cash in on Sunday, but nobody knew for sure if he was telling the truth. Sure enough, The Beast Incarnate came out after the main event to cash in, where he manhandled Rollins before putting away The Architect with ease.
Lesnar's successful cash-in led to a big jump in ticket prices for tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
Wrestling fan Tommy On The Spot took to Twitter and said that he bought tickets for Raw at about $30 each before Lesnar cashed in to become the new champion. After the match, ticket prices skyrocketed - as detailed by Tommy here.
I picked up tickets for tomorrow’s #Raw for like 30 bucks each about 2 hours ago bc I knew if Brock Lesnar would win the title tickets would jump, these are them now. There’s a reason he’s always given the title whether we like it or not #WWE #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/RHr5AQv94u— Watchalong Wrestling (@WatchWrestlePod) July 15, 2019
As of Monday afternoon, tickets for Raw were starting at $44.50 each on Ticketmaster. In the upper bowl, there are only tickets available from sections 202 to 209. There are few tickets currently available in the lower bowl.
It'll be interesting to see how tonight's episode of Raw plays out. While Lynch remains the Raw Women's Champion, the other half of the WWE power couple is without a title. We'll see what tonight's episode has in store as Rollins looks to regain the title.
What This Means
Many fans and WWE pundits have grown tired of Lesnar enduring all of these lengthy championship reigns, but Vince McMahon and the creative team continue to lean on him as their top money draw. It's anybody's guess if Lesnar's championship reign will be short and sweet for once, or if it'll be another long one with little drama and overall excitement.