A new report has shed light on the original plans for WWE Day 1 and says that Brock Lesnar was always going to walk out of the event with some type of gold.
The Beast Incarnate was originally scheduled to face Roman Reigns for the Universal Title at WWE’s newest “premium live event” before fate intervened. Reigns tested positive for COVID-19 before the show so was unable to compete.
Rather than miss out altogether, Brock Lesnar was then placed in the WWE Championship bout that was originally scheduled to be a Fatal Four-Way involving Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, and defending champion, Big E.
In the end, the might of The Conqueror proved too much for the rest of the field and Brock Lesnar came out with the win and the WWE Championship, pinning Big E for the gold.
Now Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has reported that had Brock Lesnar faced Roman Reigns at the event, The Tribal Chief’s title reign was going to come to an end:
“The plan for Day 1 was that Seth was gonna be the WWE Champion coming off of the show and Lesnar was gonna be the Universal Champion coming off of the show. So Lesnar is now the Champion. Seth was going to defend the title on one of the WrestleMania nights and then Lesnar and Roman were gonna be for the other title on the other WrestleMania night.”
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins has emerged as Roman Reigns’ next challenger for the WWE Universal Championship with the former Shield partners and WWE Tag Team Champions set to do battle at the Royal Rumble. Meanwhile, Brock Lesnar will also defend his title at the event against his first challenger, Bobby Lashley.