WWE SummerSlam 2018: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns highlights, result

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At WWE SummerSlam, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar battled in the main event for the Universal Championship. Who walked out of the PPV with it?

For the second consecutive top pay-per-view from the WWE, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns closed it out. This time, it transpired at SummerSlam for the Universal Championship. Who left Brooklyn with the title on Sunday night?

No entrance play-by-play, but those watching on the WWE Network saw an enlarged image of a literal big dog on their screens. Seriously. WWE toyed with animated graphics that engulfed the television for most of the night, but this big dog was … interesting.

The pre-match festivities did not stop there. Braun Strowman, who won the Money in the Bank briefcase in June and successfully retained it earlier at SummerSlam, re-entered the venue to announce he will face whoever wins the Brock “Beastie Boy” Lesnar vs. Roman “The Big Dog” Reigns match.

To continue this madness, Reigns broke out as the match started and speared Lesnar into oblivion not once, not twice, but three times. However, Lesnar put Reigns into a guillotine chokehold and brought this frantic pace to a halt.

With the action slowed down, Strowman inadvertently entered the fray. He was in the way when Reigns went through the ropes, and Lesnar decided to hit an F-5, toss the Money in the Bank contract to the other side of the venue and smack Strowman with a chair.

Upon return to the ring, though, Reigns speared Lesnar and pinned him clean to win the Universal Championship, celebrating in the face of Paul Heyman.

It took long enough, but Reigns finally took down Lesnar to win the Universal Championship. The match was fine, though some fans will find disappointment that Strowman did not cash the contract in, as Lesnar’s beatdown ended any hope of this.


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With this, it led to an anticlimactic finish and a strange way to start Reigns’ run as Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Lesnar held the title for 16 months, so how long will WWE keep it on their seemingly preordained “golden boy”?