Brock Lesnar wins WWE Championship at Day 1

Jan 1, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

Brock Lesnar is your new WWE Champion.

The main event of tonight’s WWE Day 1 pay-per-view saw Lesnar capture the title by winning a Fatal 5 Way that also included Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Kevin Owens and the former champion, Big E. Lesnar pinned Big E to win the fast-paced bout.

This is Lesnar’s 6th reign with the WWE Title. Big E held the strap for 110 days after defeating Lashley for it on the September 13 edition of RAW by cashing in his Money In the Bank contract.

Lesnar was originally scheduled to headline the inaugural WWE Day 1 pay-per-view with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. As noted, Reigns announced this evening that he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day, and had to be pulled from the show. There is no word on when the Lesnar vs. Reigns match will happen, or if that is still the direction now that Lesnar has won the WWE Title. Day 1 was scheduled to feature a big angle with Reigns, Lesnar and Paul Heyman, to build to another Lesnar vs. Reigns match at WrestleMania 38.

Stay tuned for more. Below are several shots from tonight’s title main event title change at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta:

4 Responses

  1. Cookie says:

    This ain’t it chief!

  2. Matthew P Lightizer says:

    Reigns vs Lesnar gets cancelled due to Reigns being postive yet that didn’t stop Seth Rollins from being in the WWE match despite him being postive in an earlier article.

    https://www.gerweck.net/2021/12/31/wwe-notes-on-covid-19-2/

  3. Mackdeezy says:

    So I take it this means he was supposed to win the Universal title? Idk, them just giving him the WWE title as a consolation prize rubs me the wrong way. It kills his momentum and everything. If anything, what they can do going forward is have Reigns come back when he’s all better and then cost Lesnar the WWE title, in which case Lesnar reminds Reigns he still has his title shot for the Universal title. Thats the only logical way to continue this, because i dont like the good stories being dropped all the time.

  4. What? says:

    @Mackdeezy: That is indeed very logical. Which means there’s almost no chance that whatever WWE comes up with will be anything resembling that.

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