Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania 38 to become the Unified World Champion.
Reigns entered the matchup as the Universal Champion and dethroned 10-time World Champion Brock Lesnar of his WWE Title.
Reigns and Lesnar competed in the main event on the second night of a nostalgia-filled WrestleMania weekend and a hard-hitting affair ensued.
The pair had their third match at WrestleMania – only the third trilogy in WrestleMania history – but the stakes were at their highest.
The first big moment came when Reigns threw Lesnar through the barricade when The Beast Incarnate cornered former manager Paul Heyman.
When the two men returned to the ring, they traded finishers with Reigns landing a few punches from Superman and Lesnar nailing an F5, but neither man was able to score the win.
Lesnar smartly and smoothly reversed a Lance into Kimura, but Reigns managed to reach the ropes.
Eventually, Reigns was able to reverse the momentum and land the spear that would secure him the three count.
After the event, Lesnar lay down in the ring and after gingerly standing up, he waved to the crowd and made his exit. It didn’t feel like an extended goodbye and we should expect him to wrestle again in WWE.
Reigns, 36, is now firmly entrenched as a WWE poster boy and has undoubtedly reached the pinnacle of his career.
His heel turn at SummerSlam 2020 facilitated his rise to true stardom, the status WWE had always wanted him to achieve.
Where he goes from here is up for debate, but whoever beats Roman for the title will be crowned a major star and rumored to face The Rock at WrestleMania 39 next year in Hollywood.