The storyline WWE has told on television leading up to Brock Lesnar’s Universal title defense against Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 34 on Sun., April 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, has centered on the champion’s apathy. He doesn’t care about pro wrestling, or WWE, or the title, or the fans who are invested in all of it, and this was evidenced by his no showing multiple episodes of Monday Night Raw.
Roman Reigns, meanwhile, is deeply passionate, a hard worker, and he does care. While Lesnar will likely skip town to head back to the UFC, Reigns will continue to devote his time to our entertainment.
But that’s just one way to think of this match.
Paul Heyman told Nola.com of another way to look at it:
Heyman said that fact has been underplayed in the lead-up to WrestleMania 34. Both should look at his victory over the Phenom of WWE as their greatest victory because when The Undertaker was 21-0 at WrestleMania, beating him at the biggest event of the year was “an unattainable goal.”
”Having the only two people in history to have accomplished that task face off against each other truly lets you understand the enormity of this main event this year at WrestleMania,” said Heyman, adding that Reigns is the right guy in the right place at the wrong time. “It’s Brock Lesnar’s time. Brock Lesnar will be the Universal champion as long as he feels like being the Universal champion. And there’s nothing Roman Reigns can do to change that equation.”
It’s been so underplayed you may not even be aware that it’s the case but these are indeed the only two men to defeat Undertaker at a WrestleMania. Feel however you would like about the participants, and think whatever you may about the decisions made to get us here, this is a genuine big money match-up that WWE is absolutely right to exploit. It is also, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the main event.
And that was even before Heyman found another way to sell it.