10 months after Pro Wrestling Sheet broke the news of the confrontation, footage of the incident was released on a recent episode of WWE 24.
Lesnar walks backstage and angrily tosses the championship belt in the direction of McMahon. The chairman gets out of his chair and says "Hey (expletive)," and walks after Lesnar.
You can see the video of the incident below.
Brock Lesnar really threw the title at Vince McMahon wow pic.twitter.com/HoTTZbrjxR— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) January 28, 2019
Following Lesnar's successful title defense, there had been rumors that he was on his way out of WWE. However, the company revealed the next day that he had signed a new contract and was going to defend his championship against Reigns at the Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Pro Wrestling Sheet's report on the incident suggested that Lesnar "may have gone off script a little bit near the end of the match," but it was unknown what caused the incident to happen in the first place.
It's worth noting that Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reported after WrestleMania 34 that Reigns was fully expecting to be the new Universal Champion at the end of the night. Vince opted to change the ending, however, so Lesnar wound up retaining his title - which makes the reason for their backstage altercation even more confusing.
The belief is that Lesnar's contract with the WWE runs up soon, and that he'll leave after WrestleMania 35 and prepare for a return to the UFC. Perhaps his inevitable departure has led to some tension with the WWE chairman, who's provided him with all the opportunities and money since his return seven years ago.
What This Means
Whatever tension there was between Lesnar and McMahon that night, it went away quickly. The former signed a new contract and held the title through SummerSlam, then regained it shortly after Reigns had to step away to deal with Leukemia. But right now, all signs point to Lesnar's departure from WWE being quite tense, and you wonder if him and McMahon will remain on good terms when he returns to the UFC.