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WWE Greatest Royal Rumble results: Roman Reigns fails again; Brock Lesnar is still Universal champion


The long held belief was that Roman Reigns would be crowned the new face of WWE by defeating Brock Lesnar to win the Universal championship in the main event of WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans. That isn’t what happened, though.

Instead, he kicked out of five F-5’s, but not the sixth.

A second match, this one inside a steel cage, was booked for today’s WWE Greatest Royal Rumble event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The belief, again, although maybe not as strongly held, was that perhaps this is where Vince McMahon would finally give Reigns a win over Lesnar.


This is a Lesnar-Reigns match, so it was straight to the suplexes and F-5’s and Superman punches and spears. There was some jockeying for position on the cage thrown in this time, considering it took place inside a steel cage.

Lesnar took three Superman punches and four spears and still kicked out.

Then, the finish.

Reigns speared Lesnar right out of the cage. And because he hit first, he won the match and remains Universal champion.

Reigns fails again.

Get complete Greatest Royal Rumble results and coverage here.

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