Former WWE broadcaster Renee Paquette has hit out at the decision for Big E to be pinned during the multi-man match at Day 1 that saw Brock Lesnar come out on top as WWE Champion.
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.
Former WWE broadcaster and Raw commentator Renee Paquette wasn’t thrilled with WWE’s decision to have Big E take the fall in the bout. Speaking on her Throwing Down w/Renee & Miesha podcast, Paquette gave her thoughts on what could have happened:
“I just wish, given the stipulation of it being a fatal five-way, the fact that Big E did not have to be pinned or submitted in order to lose the title. I just don’t know why he had to be the one to take the pin. You know, I feel like it could’ve gone to, you know, somebody else in the fight. Maybe Kevin Owens? Sorry, Kevin.”
Paquette added that she is looking forward to seeing Brock Lesnar mix it up with his next challenger, The All Mighty Bobby Lashley:
“It definitely opens the door to see like, what’s next? Are we going to get to see more of Big E and Brock? It does seem like we’re going to see some Bobby Lashley and Brock, which I cannot wait to see. I think Bobby Lashley is so cool, he’s just an insane athlete and I can’t wait to see what those two do.”
Reports emerged following Day 1 suggesting that Big E was set to lose the title at the event before Lesnar became involved in the WWE Title picture with another challenger seemingly set to win the big prize.