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Original plans for Brock Lesnar- Roman Reigns match at WrestleMania revealed

Brock Lesnar WrestleMania

While WrestleMania 34 had many surprising moments, the biggest shocker of the night had to be the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar retaining his title.

During the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about Lesnar’s surprise victory and revealed the original plans for the Championship bout which would have seen Roman Reigns winning.

According to him, most of the match worked out exactly as planned and only the ending was changed. The original ending would have seen Roman coming off the rope and Brock picking him up for the F5.

Then the Big Dog would have countered the F5 converting it into a spear for the win. This ending was obviously changed with the Beast delivering his finisher and ending the bout.

Additionally, it’s being reported that the ending was kept very secret and even Roman himself was not aware of it as he showed up in the arena for WrestleMania on Sunday.

While not confirmed, it’s believed that the change was made because everyone knew Roman Reigns would be booed out of the building if he won the title and the current belief is that he will now win the Universal Championship at the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble event.


  • Nicholas Giambattista

    The whiney wrestling fans are the one who have and always will be like that. It is why the WWE don’t pay attention do much to the IWC. Those same fans that are crying the Brock Lesnar still champion. Would have been saying how predicable it was if Roman Regins walk out of WM 34 Universal Champion.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    What Braun Strowman is awesome and people love him. They like Strowman because it not being force like Roman Reigns it coming naturally.

  • Yes, they’ll switch from building around one boring power wrestling, to another. Great plan.

  • BiggEZ

    ..And there you go.

  • Mike Wells

    Didn’t they already do that two years ago? That main event sucked also.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I said this once already WWE is no longer building the WWE around Roman Reigns. That why they didn’t let Brock Lesnar put Roman over. Heck I knew that match would be boring. Why you think they save the Raw Tag Team title to the 2nd to last match. The WWE is going to build around Braun Strowman.

  • Listen Up WWE

    No, we are the consumer. If WWE wants us to keep buying their product, this will go a long way. If they want network numbers to go down, ticket sales to decline, TV ratings to drop, then they’re on the right track. Just keep pissing away your core fan base WWE and you’ll be just like TNA who has now lost a good chunk of their core audience. I was still watching WCW Thunder in 2000 when Thunder was craptastic. I don’t even DVR TNA anymore which goes to show you how bad their product is. WWE is not invincible, then can lose their core audience. And it’s the core audience that talks about it with their friends and gets new eyes on the product.

  • Listen Up WWE

    He has a bad look, backne, a boring gimmick, and a bad move set. Jinder was a jobber for YEARS and now we have to take him seriously? Give me a break.

  • John

    Hey now…
    Modern Day Maharaja has more charisma than Roman will ever have!!!

  • Yespage

    The finish isn’t as important as how unbelievably boring the main event was. Finisher, two count, Lesnar frustrated… repeat for 10 minutes.

    People dump on Cena even when he isn’t the main guy, but he never had a bad Main Event.

  • Yespage

    Wrestling fans are getting too whiney.

  • ROB-1.

    Will the WWE let Roman win so that we can be put out of our misery?

  • Listen Up WWE

    I find it so insulting that WWE says it listens to its fans and then tries to tell us who THE guy is. You’d think they learned their lesson from Zack Ryder way back when but it took until YestleMania for them to change plans. They changed plans and put Rusev in the US match, but then had him eat the pin. We don’t want Lesnar with the title. We don’t want Reigns being a face and THE guy. We don’t want Jinder employed.

  • Bah

    If you have to change the result of the main event of your biggest show of the year because you know your top babyface will be booed…then that wrestler shouldn’t be your top babyface