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Brock Lesnar To Challenge For Universal Title At Day 1

Brock Lesnar

It has been confirmed that Brock Lesnar will meet Roman Reigns at Day 1 in a huge rematch for the Universal Championship.

Brock Lesnar is back on Friday Night SmackDown and back in the hunt for championship gold. After it was revealed the previous week that Lesnar’s suspension was lifted, The Beast arrived back on the blue brand with one goal in mind, to get his hands on Roman Reigns and the Universal Championship.

Lesnar opened the show but was quickly interrupted by new number one contender, Sami Zayn. While Zayn tried to buddy up to Lesnar, The Beast pretended he didn’t know who he was. As the conversation progressed, Lesnar forced Zayn to challenge Reigns in the main event. With the caveat that he would face the winner at Day 1.

Before the match could get underway, Zayn tried to talk to Lesnar but ended up getting destroyed by a series of Suplexes and F-5’s. After the demolition, the match still went ahead, with Reigns hitting a Spear on Zayn before the referee called for the bell with the challenger trapped in the guillotine.

Brock Lesnar hadn’t been seen on WWE television since the night after Crown Jewel where he was controversially pinned by Roman Reigns in his attempts to win the Universal Championship.

On the October 22nd edition of SmackDown Lesnar attacked Reigns, smashing him in the face with the steel steps. He then began setting up the announce table to deliver an F-5 but was thwarted by The Usos. Although the Tag Team Champions proved to be only a fleeting distraction. The Beast threw the two brothers around the ringside area, before attacking a camera man and WWE personnel who had come to try and calm the situation.

Multiple Superstars ran down to stop Lesnar but the wild brawl continued with bodies flying everywhere. After the break, Adam Pearce cut a promo explaining that Brock Lesnar was indefinitely suspended. It was news that the former Universal Champion took especially badly. Lesnar returned to the ring, delivering two F-5’s, ripping Pearce’s trousers in the process before leaving.

A week later Pearce announced that Lesnar had been fined $1 million.