A low-key element of the storyline which saw Brock Lesnar win the Money in the Bank briefcase after losing the Universal title to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 35 has been the Beast’s quest for vengeance against the man who started calling himself the Beastslayer.
Not only did Seth’s low blow at MetLife Stadium cost Brock the title at this year’s ‘Mania, it was Rollins Money in the Bank cash-in four years ago in Santa Clara, California that ended Lesnar’s first Universal championship run. It’s part of why I personally was never too worried for WWE champ Kofi Kingston. Lesnar just didn’t have much of a reason to hate him.
Paul Heyman’s client got revenge at Extreme Rules last night (July 14). In the process, Brock’s Iinked Seth & himself in the history books, too. Or at least made them the answer to a trivia question:
Someday, two wrestlers will both use the briefcase to not only take each other’s titles, but also to pin or submit one another in those matches (Rollins pinned Roman Reigns after making WrestleMania 31’s main event a Triple Threat). Since they’re working with a smaller pool of performers, my guess would be that happens in the women’s ranks before too long, but we’ll see.
Technicalities not withstanding, Seth and Brock will always be the first.