WWE Crown Jewel: Brock Lesnar beats Braun Strowman to become new Universal Champion

first_imgBrock Lesnar defeated Braun Strowman to again be crowned WWE Universal champion at the Crown Jewel in Jeddah on Friday.Originally booked as a triple threat which included Roman Reigns, plans had to change after Leati Joseph Anoa’i, the man behind the persona, had to step out of the ring and relinquish his championship.Two weeks prior to the event in Saudi Arabia, Reigns, in an emotional speech, said that he has been battling with leukemia for 11 years and it has relapsed due to which he would not be wrestling to focus on his health.READ – Shane McMahon wins World Cup: All results from WWE Crown JewelThe match was then changed to a one-on-one between Lesnar and Stowman to decide a ‘new’ Universal champion. The Beast won quite easily but not without controversy. Before the bell, acting Raw General Manager Baron Corbin smashed Stowman with the Universal belt that which allowed Lesnar to hit his signature move, the F-5. ‘The monster among men’ though kicked out, visibly still reeling from the blow on the back of the head from Corbin.Lesnar would deliver three more F-5s to his opponent, one of which sent Strowman crashing to the arena floor. Strowman kicked out of all of those, as well. It was a fifth F-5, however, that proved to be Strowman’s undoing, The Beast put him down for the three count to once again claim the Universal Championship as his own.After the match, it was confirmed that Lesnar would now face AJ Styles, who defeated Samoa Joe on the same night, in a champion-vs-champion match at Survivor Series in two weeks time.advertisementAccording to reports in the media, Lesnar has a signed contract with WWE for just two more matches. The first one will the match against Styles and the second could be at either The Royal Rumble or WrestleMania.last_img read more