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It’s time for Roman Reigns to superman punch Brock Lesnar back to UFC

Three years ago, Vince McMahon was ready to usher in a new era for WWE. Brock Lesnar was going to skip town to head back to the UFC and Roman Reigns would be the man to send him on his way, as “The Beast” would fall to “The Big Dog” in the main event of WrestleMania 31, giving Reigns both the WWE championship and a new role as the face of the company.

Only Lesnar decided to sign a new three year deal and McMahon decided Seth Rollins would cash in his Money in the Bank contract to become the new champion.

Everything that has happened in the meantime has been leading up to this.

The match

Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal championship in the main event of WrestleMania 34 tonight (Sun., April 8, 2018) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The build

In something of a repeat of a few years ago, Lesnar looks to be moving on from WWE and heading back to the UFC. That made it much easier to tell the story some within the company have likely always wanted to tell and one that mirrors reality, in a sense — Brock doesn’t care about professional wrestling. He did it because he’s good at it and could make himself a lot of money.

Pushing that message to the fans is a great way to get them to turn on him and, if done correctly, pledge their allegiance to Reigns, who is the exact opposite. Because while some can argue that he’s not their particular cup of tea, you cannot argue with his work ethic, with his passion, with his desire to be what fans would a top wrestler to be.

And he is just that. Whether a portion of the fan base wants to cop to it or not, he is unequivocally the top guy in the promotion and is absolutely the man for the job in this instance.

That’s the story they’ve told. Lesnar skipped out on multiple appearances he was scheduled for. Reigns demanded answers for it and was disciplined by Vince himself for his trouble. He was arrested at one point. He was savagely beaten with a chair while he was handcuffed.

The end result has been some more boos for Lesnar and some more cheers for Reigns, at least from the live audiences they’ve played this out in front of. How will the crowd in New Orleans react?

That’s hard to say.

But the reality is it doesn’t matter.

It’s time to turn the page; to close the book.

Who wins

Reigns, of course, but you can vote too.

Poll

Who will win the Universal championship match at WrestleMania 34?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Brock Lesnar
    (85 votes)
  • 82%
    Roman Reigns
    (391 votes)
476 votes total Vote Now

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