Every indication seemed to be that Brock Lesnar was headed back to UFC — Dana White even said as much just the other day. It also looked clear based on how the storylines played out on television each week that the plan was for Roman Reigns to kick out of the F-5 like no one had before him, and win the Universal championship in the main event of WrestleMania 34 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reports from reputable pro wrestling media outlets backed this up.
It was no surprise, then, when he kicked out of one F-5.
Then he kicked out of a second.
Then, he got his shoulder up after a third.
Absurdly enough, he kicked out of a fourth, this one through a table.
Because it seemed destined he would win, Reigns then kicked out of a fifth F-5.
After the sixth, he did not kick out.
Roman Reigns kicked out of the F-5, several times, and it did not matter. Brock Lesnar is still the Universal champion, and that raises all kinds of questions about the future of Monday Night Raw and WWE more generally.
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