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SummerSlam 2018 – Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar to win Universal championship

SummerSlam 2018 - Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar to win Universal championship

The Roman Reigns coronation couldn’t unfold without some sort of blight ruining his moment.

We’ve seen it before at WrestleMania 31, when Seth Rollins stole the moment from Reigns and Brock Lesnar. And on Sunday at the Barclay’s Center, Braun Strowman, who made his way to the ring and grabbed the mic, promised that no matter who won the main event of SummerSlam, Roman or “Beasty Boy” would face him.

  • Roman Reigns finally got the best of Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey became a WWE champion and Seth Rollins and Charlotte Flair recaptured gold in Brooklyn.

  • Ronda Rousey became the Raw women’s champion with a victory over Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam.

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The anticipation for the changing of the guard on Monday Night Raw and a possible seminal moment in Reigns or Strowman’s career had the entire audience on their feet.

“Let’s go Roman!” a handful yelled.

“Roman sucks!” even more bellowed.

“Get these hands!” followed.

Something big was in the air, and only some of it had to do with the sheer size of the three men standing in the ring before the bell.

The match began as a one-on-one between Lesnar and Reigns, with Strowman standing ringside licking his chops for his opportunity. Reigns wason fire from the outset, superman-punching and spearing Lesnar repeatedly.

Despite not getting the cash-in we expected, this was an entertaining main event. Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar don’t get enough credit for the in-ring chemistry they have. It was a good, not a great match, but boy was it exciting.

  • Storytelling: 0.75

  • In-Ring Execution: `0.50

  • Match Psychology: 0.75

  • Timing: 0.50

  • Innovation: 0.50

— Sean Coyle

While it seemed like the squash match similar to Goldberg-Lesnar at the 2016 Survivor Series wason, Lesnar fought back and caught Reigns with a guillotine choke and then a series of German suplexes.

Reigns fought back and went for a spear on Lesnar who was on the ropes. Lesnar moved and Reigns struck Strowman, sending the giant to the floor. Lesnar would pile on, hitting Strowman with an F-5, then grabbing a chair and smacking Strowman over and over, ultimately rendering Strowman immobile. Lesnar took the Money in the Bank briefcase and threw it all the way back up the entrance ramp as Strowman barely moved in front of him.

With his focus on his success in taking out Strowman, Reigns caught Lesnar with another spear, this one devastating enough to for the three-count.

Reigns became the new champ and now, as he often states, owns the yard once again. He’s showed up every week, ready to fight and face whoever stood in his way. He’s earned this moment, one that would not be spoiled by anyone, not even Strowman, who was still lying on the ground as Reigns celebrated post-to-post.

A new chapter in his career has arrived and tonight’s result offered a validation of someone who has proved he is the best in the business week-in and week-out.

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