Brock Lesnar Loses Universal Championship Before UFC Return

Roman Reigns finally defeated Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam on Sunday to become the new WWE Universal Champion.

The WWE Universe was adamant that it would be seeing the back of Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34. That the saga between The Beast and Roman Reigns would finally come to an end with The Big Dog winning the Universal Championship and Lesnar walking off into the sunset. Not only did that not happen, but the two of them wrestled again just a few weeks later at Greatest Royal Rumble.

However, even that wasn't the end. Much to the annoyance of many WWE fans, Reigns and Lesnar were booked to face each other for the third time in less than six months in the main event of Sunday night's SummerSlam. Again, it felt as if this one would be Lesnar's swansong, especially considering it is now official that he will be leaving to face Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.


Well, thankfully, this time it was. The match came with plenty of needed twists though. Before the bell had even rung, the Monster In The Bank Braun Strowman came to the ring and declared that he would be watching from ringside and would cash-in on whoever won. Trouble is, Strowman got a little too close and after being accidentally clobbered by The Big Dog, Lesnar saw an opportunity and decided to take Raw's Resident Monster out of the equation altogether.

The Beast doesn't make many mistakes, but taking his eyes off of his actual opponent was one of them. When he clambered back into the ring after decimating Strowman, Reigns was there waiting and instantly hit him with a spear. The fourth spear of the match, and the one that finally made the former Hound Of Justice a Universal Champion. As for that cash-in well, unfortunately, it never came.

When it comes to the immediate future well, you would have to imagine that's the last we will see of Lesnar in a WWE ring for quite a while, perhaps ever. The now-former Universal Champion will likely disappear to begin his UFC training to prepare for his match against Daniel Cormier in early 2019. You never know though, maybe Vince McMahon will give him a call prior to WrestleMania 35, especially if his return to the octagon doesn't go well. We'd all like to see Lesnar and Reigns headline another WrestleMania, right?


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