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Hey #RomanEmpire! We all have a very special place for Roman Reigns in our hearts. Two weeks ago, the #BigDog delivered what is now being called the most heartfelt message in WWE History. As his loyal fans, we want to follow him through his journey. We decided that we want to come together and use this time to donate to one of Roman’s favorite foundations to help find a cure. We want to add a little surprise for a very special donator. As a very special gift, a wwe supporter has volunteered to customize a pair of shoes for the winner. Go Here to Donate- https://www.jimmyv.org

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The music for WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns plays as he makes his way to the ring.

Roman says he feels like he owes everyone an apology. For months he spoke as Roman Reigns and he said a lot of things and that he would be here every week and be a fighting champion. Roman says that is all lies. Roman says the reality is that his name is Joe and he has been living with leukemia for 11 years. Roman says that it is back. Because it is back, he cannot fulfill his role and be a fighting champion. Roman says that he will have to relinquish the Universal Championship.

Roman says he will take every prayer coming his way but he is not looking for sympathy. He has faith. Roman says he was 22 when he was diagnosed and he was able to put it in remission. Roman says he did not have the money at the time and he had a baby on the way. Roman says that WWE gave him a chance. When he finally made it to the main roster, he was put in front of all of you and you have made his dreams come true. Roman says it did not matter if you cheered him or booed him, you reacted to him. That is the most important thing and he thanks everyone.

Roman says you know the deal. Life is not fair and it is not all peaches and cream. Life can throw you a curve ball. He is going to go home and focus on his health and his family. Roman says this is not a retirement speech. After he is done whooping leukemia’s ass, he is coming back home and when he does, it will not be about winning titles and being on top. He will have a purpose. He wants to show the whole world, his family, his friends, his children, and his wife that he will swing for the fences every time. Roman says he will beat this and he will be back. You will see him very soon.

Roman puts the Universal title belt down in the center of the ring.

As Roman goes up the ramp to the stage, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins come out and they hug. Then they do the Shield fist pose.

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Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.

We see photos of the finish of the steel cage match that ended in controversy because while Brock hit the floor first, Roman’s feet hit the floor first.

We see the tweet from the referee who admitted that he made a mistake.

Roman says he will not make any excuses because there is no need to. You have seen the footage and the tweet from the referee so you are looking at the real Universal Champion. Roman says he should be the Universal Champion but he is not . . . yet. A lot of you doubted him and a lot of you lost faith in him but Roman says he is a man of his word and he kept his word. He beat Brock Lesnar in the cage and that is why he won’t lose faith in himself.

Roman says he would say that to Brock’s face, but he is not here. Roman says he will turn his attention . . .

Samoa Joe is on the TitanTron and he says that he told Roman he would lose to Brock Lesnar and he lost. Joe says he will continue Roman’s downward spiral.

Jinder Mahal’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring with Sunil Singh.

Jinder says he cannot stand people who make excuses for his short comings. Jinder says that Jeff Hardy cheated and he is not complaining. You lost clean to Brock Lesnar and at Backlash you will lose to Samoa Joe. Tonight, you will lose to the Modern Day Maharaja. Your career is in the tubes and since Jinder is on Raw, he will flourish and he will raise the Universal Championship. Tonight, he will prove exactly why.

Sami Zayn’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage and the crowd goes crazy for their hometown hero.

Sami addresses the crowd in French. Sami wants to get down to business. You complain about the Greatest Royal Rumble, but due to an injury suffered at the hands of Bobby Lashley, he could not even go to the Greatest Royal Rumble. He suffered from vertigo, but he is feeling better tonight.

Why not fix that, in his home town, and he will take on Roman Reigns.

The other Quebec citizen on the Raw roster, Kevin Owens, makes his way to the stage to a huge ovation.

Kevin addresses the crowd in French as well. Kevin tells Sami, with all due respect, he knows that Sami can beat Roman Reigns. However, Kevin says tonight, the people want to see Roman Reigns versus Kevin Owens.

Kevin tells Roman the people are chanting yes because they like the idea. Jinder Mahal and Sami Zayn want a piece of Roman Reigns. Kevin suggests a coin flip but he doesn’t have a coin or something with three sides. How about a popularity contest. Kevin mentions all three options.

Reigns punches Owens and then Zayn, Singh, and Mahal attack Roman. Owens joins in for a four on one attack.

Bobby Lashley’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Lashley with punches to Zayn and Mahal. He goes after Owens and then it is another four on one situation.

Braun Strowman’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring to give some hands. Strowman pushes Zayn and Owens away and then he punches Mahal. It is another four on one situation but Lashley joins in and sends Owens to the floor. Strowman takes care of the other three. Zayn and Mahal are sent to the floor. Strowman with a press slam onto Mahal, Zayn, and Owens.

Match Number Four: Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, and Bobby Lashley versus Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh)

Roman wants to start and he faces off with Mahal. Zayn would like to start the match so Jinder obliges. Owens decides to tag in before Zayn does anything to affect his vertigo. Owens tags Zayn back in. Roman blocks a punch and punches Zayn. Zayn with a kick but Roman sends Zayn to the floor. Zayn with a kick on the floor but Roman sends Zayn into the ringside barrier. Roman with an uppercut to Owens and then he hits a broad jump drop kick as we go to commercial.

We are back and Zayn backs Roman into the corner and Mahal tags in. Mahal with punches. Roman with a back elbow. Lashley tags in and he punches Mahal. Lashley with a back elbow and clothesline followed by a slam. Mahal with a knee and punches. Lashley with a clothesline and then he gets Mahal on his shoulders. Mahal gets to his feet and Zayn tags in. Zayn kicks Lashley and chokes him in the corner. Zayn sets for a suplex but Lashley counters into a neck breaker. Lashley with a clothesline and shoulder into the corner. Owens stops the delayed vertical suplex on Zayn with a kick.

Owens tags in and kicks Lashley. Mahal tags in and connects with knees in the corner. Owens tags in and he connects with shoulders. Owens with a snpa mare and kick to the back. Owens with a reverse chin lock. Lashleygets to his feet and he connects with elbows. Owens with a kick and back senton for a near fall. Owens with punches and kicks followed by a knee to the back. Owens returns to the reverse chin lock.

Lashley with punches but Owens with a knee. Lashley with a kick and flatline. Both men are down. Roman and Zayn tag in and Roman with two clotheslines. Roman with a flying clothesline out of the corner and he knocks Mahal off the apron. Roman with NeverEnding Story in the corner. Roman with a running boot to the head. Roman looks around and then he sets up for the Superman punch. Sunil distracts Roman and is brought into the ring. Sunil is sent to the floor and Roman with a punch but Owens makes the tag and hits a DDT for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Zayn with a rear chin lock on Roman. Roman gets back to his feet and Zayn with a forearm. Roman with a punch and Zayn with a forearm. They go back and forth. Zayn pulls Roman back into his corner and he connects with a forearm to the back. Owens with a boot to the chest and an elbow drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Owens with punches and then he tags in Zayn. Zayn punches Roman and gets a near fall. Roman with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down.

Owens tags in and he sends Roman into the corner but Roman with boots to Owens. Owens stops Reigns from making the tag but Roman with a Superman punch. Mahal tags in and he knocks Lashley off the apron. Roman with a Samoan drop. Strowman tags in and he clotheslines Mahal. Strowman goes to the floor and knocks Owens and Zayn down with shoulders. Strowman with a clothesline to Mahal back in the ring and Strowman knocks Zayn and Owens down on the floor.

Strowman gets back into the ring and he misses a shoulder in the corner when Sunil pulls Jinder out of the way. Strowman hits the ring post. Lashley with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on Zayn. Mahal with a kick to Lashley. Owens tags in and Roman spears Mahal. Owens with super kicks to Roman and Strowman. Owens charges into the corner and Strowman stops him and hits a power slam for the three count.

Winners: Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Bobby Lashley

We go to commercial.

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WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman vs. Roman Reigns – Steel Cage Match

Heyman did the big ring introduction for Brock.

It’s pinfall, submission or escape.

They circled each other and Brock caught Roman and snapped him with a series of German suplexes. The storyline the announcers were telling, especially Corey Graves, was that Brock had Roman’s number. Lesnar nailed another one, then snapped Roman with a F5. Roman made a comeback with a series of Superman punches and went for a spear. Brock caught him but Reigns grabbed the cage and almost scaled over the cage but Lesnar grabbed his chest protector and pulled him out. Lesnar scaled the cage but was pulled down by Roman. Brock did not look like he was confident being up there. Roman pulled him down into a powerbomb out of the corner.

Roman and Brock struggled to get to their feet as they showed Samoa Joe watching from backstage. Roman rammed Brock into the cage. He did it again and Lesnar bounced off the steel. Reigns nailed a spear and set up for another. He nailed another spear. Roman hit the trifecta, but Lesnar kicked up at two.

Roman called for the door to be opened and went to walk out of the cage, but Heyman did his best Terry Gordy and slammed it on Roman. Lesnar slammed Reigns and scored a two count. Heyman opened the cage door and slid a steel chair into the ring for Lesnar. Brock grabbed it but before he could utilize it, Reigns speared him again for another two count.

Roman smashed Lesnar across the back and then across the side. Reigns continued beating the Universal Champion down. Reigns drilled another Superman Punch. Reigns speared Lesnar into the cage. The cage broke. Lesnar crashed down with Roman atop of him. The referee ruled that Lesnar hit the floor first.

Your winner and still WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar!

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The show starts with a graphic in memory of Bruno Sammartino and the roster is on the stage for a ten bell salute and a video package.

Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar make their way to the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Paul Heyman clears his throat before introducing himself and his client through the boos in St. Louis. Paul says he supposes you are bestowing you with your anger because you think he is going to come out here and gloat, don’t you? You think he is out here to say he told you so. You thought they were out here to say that just like Brock conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated streak, just like when Brock Lesnar took John Cena to Suplex City, just like every single time some wannabe tough guy who doesn’t understand when it comes to Brock Lesnar that this is real, just like not one member of that locker room stands any more of a chance than any of the wannabe tough guys in attendance tonight, just like he keeps telling you he does not make predictions, he presents spoilers he will not be gloating.

Paul says Brock Lesnar does not gloat. Brock Lesnar conquers. Paul Heyman gloats all night long. Paul gloats over the fact that Brock used non-PG era elbows to scar up Roman’s face. Paul gloats that Brock took Roman to Suplex City. Paul gloats that Brock hit multiple F5s on Roman to put Roman out to the trash heap. None of this means anything to Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar does not dwell on the past, even when the past is only two weeks ago at Wrestlemania. Brock looks forward to the future, especially when the future is this Friday in Saudi Arabia at the Greatest Royal Rumble. When Brock Lesnar, so crazed to be in a UFC, he will get on a private jet and fly across the world to travel to Saudi Arabia to be locked insideof a cage with Roman Reigns.

Paul asks if being in a cage was Roman’s idea? Paul says he is going to smarten everyone up. Brock pinned Roman and WWE had no choice so Roman signs a big, fat beautiful contract with a raise that Brock earned by beating Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania. WWE goes to Brock and says we need the Universal Title defended in Saudi Arabia. Brock said that Roman is breathing so he wants Roman in a fight for the title in a steel cage. You think this is to Roman’s advantage? The odds are more stacked against Roman on Friday. That is not a fact, it is a spoiler.

Brock is going to shred Roman Reigns, piece by piece and limb from limb. Brock will come back as Universal Champion while Roman comes back in many boxes as the victim of the . . .

Roman Reigns’ music interrupts and he makes his way to the stage and then he goes to ringside.

Roman enters the ring and he stares down Brock.

Roman says that Paul is right. He does not know how he is getting back, but he tells St. Louis that he is coming home with that title. You can believe that.

Roman drops the mic and his music plays.

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We are back and Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.

Roman looks around and he says he is here but Brock Lesnar isn’t. Once again, he is going to face Brock Lesnar. It is not going down like it was at Wrestlemania because they are going to be in a steel cage. He will leave Brock in the cage and he will return to Raw as the Full Time Universal Champion. Since tonight is the Superstar Shake Up . . .

Samoa Joe interrupts and he makes his way to the stage.

Joe tells Roman you come out here and you are so quick to brag that you show up for work. Joe says you don’t brag about getting the job done. The fact is you haven’t got the job done and you never will. You talk about this cage match and you are going to become a champion. You are not getting in the ring with a normal superstar. You are getting in there with a beast who has beaten you every time you stepped into the ring with him.

Joe says he almost feels sorry for Roman but he does not know his place around here. You won’t learn until someone puts you down for good. Joe says he comes bearing that sweet mercy. When Brock is done with you in the cage, Joe will put the Big Dog to sleep once and for all. Since you have some bass in your voice, Joe wants to remind Roman of what Brock has done to him and what Joe will do to him.

Roman says that is everything that Brock has done, so why don’t you come down here to see what your lazy fat ass can do.

Joe makes his way to the ring but Joe stops at the bottom of the ramp and decides to go back up the ramp. Joe stops at the top of the ramp and he throws his towel down and goes to the ring, but Joe says he will see Roman at Backlash on his time.

We go to commercial.

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Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring.

He welcomes everyone to Raw. Kurt says he has some bad news. Roman Reigns’ suspension is still in effect and he will not be in the building tonight. Kurt says that Brock Lesnar is not at the building yet, but he will be here tonight.

Kurt turns his attention to the tag team battle royal from last week. Braun entered without a partner last week and he won.

Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring while Kurt was talking about the tag team situation.

Kurt wants to know why Roman is here and Kurt tells Roman he is trespassing.

Roman says he does not care. Roman says Brock was not here the last few weeks and someone has to represent the main event of Wrestlemania.

Kurt says Brock will be here. Roman says he wants to know where Brock is. Kurt says that Brock has promised he will be here. He tells Roman he has to do it outside the building tonight because he is suspended. Roman wonders what he was suspended for.

Kurt tells Roman that he will be able to get his hands on Roman in three weeks. Kurt tells Roman to be patient because it will happen. He will have Brock in the palm of his hands at Wrestlemania.

Roman says he understands but he still does not care. Roman says this is Dallas and he made a whole bunch of memories in here. He will not leave the ring until he makes one more. Roman tells Kurt to go back and tell whoever is in the back that he is not leaving his ring until he faces Brock Lesnar tonight.

Kurt leaves the ring and Roman has a chair and sits down in the ring.

Some US Marshals make their way to the ring and one of them has handcuffs while the other reads Roman his rights. Roman is handcuffed and he starts to leave the ring until one of the Marshals puts his hands on Roman. They start to be forceful with Roman and then Roman attacks all of them.

Brock Lesnar’s music plays and he skips his way to the ring and Roman is still handcuffed. Roman misses with the chair and then he hits a German suplex. Lesnar hits Roman with the chair. Roman with another German suplex. Brock returns to the chair shots to the back. Roman with another German suplex. Brock gets the chair again and he hits Roman a few more times.

Brock leaves the ring and starts to go to the back but he decides to return to teh ring and he hits Roman with the chair again and gives Roman another German suplex.

Brock stands by Paul, but he does not think that he is finished and he goes back to the ring to give Roman an F-5.

Brock goes to the stage with Paul while a stretcher goes past him to take what is left of Roman to a local medical facility and the crowd chants “You Deserve It”.

Roman is put on the stretcher and Brock’s music plays again and he pushes the stretcher over. Brock pulls the stretcher away from the ringside barrier and then he goes to the back with Paul.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at what happened when Roman Reigns assaulted law enforcement and Brock Lesnar’s response to Roman’s actions.

We see Roman being put into the ambulance.

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We are back and Paul Heyman makes his way to the ring and he has Brock’s title belt with him. Paul says he did not seek your irrelevant opinion or your affirmation. Paul says he is here to deliver a message on behalf of his client. He is here to set the record straight. He is here tonight and he gets to lay this title down in this ring because Brock Lesnar allows him to put his hands on that title. After Brock Lesnar successfully defends that Universal title on April 8th at Wrestlemania against Roman Reigns. If Brock chooses to defend that title at SummerSlam, he will come back on television and he will lay this title down next to the UFC title as well.

Last week, Roman Reigns had a lot to say about Brock Lesnar. He criticized Brock’s schedule. Paul asks Roman what was the biggest victory of your career? It was when you beat the Undertaker last year at Wrestlemania. He says that Roman is one of two to beat Undertaker at Wrestlemania. Did anyone complain about the victory meaning something since Undertaker only wrestled once that year. They did not because that is bulls***. The Undertaker is the Undertaker 365 days a year, so props to you. Brock Lesnar is Brock Lesnar 365 days a year. You are not beating Brock Lesnar.

If Roman Reigns does not like what Paul is saying, Roman Reigns can do something about it next week when he brings out Brock Lesnar. Afa Wrestlemania, you can Sika new one because this one belongs to Brock Lesnar.

Last week, Roman Reigns called Brock Lesnar a bitch. Paul says the title belt is Brock’s bitch. She belongs to Brock Lesnar. Roman Reigns, you are eyeballing Brock’s bitch and you can’t have her. Roman Reigns, you want to be Universal Champion because your family’s bloodline runs through this business. When you are Universal Champion, this is your bloodline and this bloodline is yours to keep. You will have to take the title out of Brock’s hot, competitive fingers. Brock has always wanted to be numbers one. That is not a belt, that is not a strap, that is not a prop. This is proof that you are number one. Proof that you are better than everyone else. It is proof to show your children that you are the top of the card. You are the number one on the face of this planet and everywhere in the universe. It is not how bad you want the title, it is how bad the title wants you.

Here is the sacrifice you have to make. On the Saturday night before Wrestlemania and you get a call that you have to go home because something bad happened to your father. You have to defend the title and then you cannot fly home on a red eye because you need to be on Raw. If you are not needed on Smackdown, then you can go home to be with your family. If you want to be Universal Champion, this title needs you more. You are that title and that title is everything you are.

Next week on Raw, his client will be here and you can say whatever you want to his face. You have learned that you don’t want to shoot on the mic with Paul Heyman and you don’t want to shoot in the ring with the current, reigning Undisputed Champion, Brock Lesnar.

Roman Reigns’ music plays and he shows up on the stage. He makes his way to the ring and he gets in Paul’s face.

Roman says this is what he is talking about. He said a lot of things last week. Some were harsh but they were true. He thought Brock would show up, but he sends Paul for his rebuttal. He says that Brock really is a bitch. Roman asks for Brock to show up. They aren’t asking for much. They are asking that their champion shows up for work. They don’t want Brock to just show up, they want him to want to be here.

Roman says if Brock is going to be in Detroit, Roman says he will be there too. He says that Brock can say whatever he wants to his face but he better not be dressed for a promo segment. He better be dressed for a fight.

We go to credits.

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We are back and Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.

Roman looks around and he sees the Wrestlemania sign. Roman says he is a man of his word and he said he would win the Elimination Chamber and he did. When he says he is going to Wrestlemania and he can beat Brock Lesnar, he is telling the truth. The truth is a funny word. He says he doesn’t know why he is covering for this guy. Roman says the truth is that Brock Lesnar is not here tonight. Up until about 30 minutes ago, he thought Brock was going to be here but he didn’t show. Nobody will say this back there, but Roman will say it. Brock is an entitled piece of crap who hides behind his contract.

We are six weeks from Wrestlemania and the Universal Champion is not here. Last night, we were in Las Vegas and Brock was there, but he was not at the Elimination Chamber. He was taking pictures with Dana White. Brock does not respect any of you and he does not respect anyone in the back. Roman says they go all over the world and bust their ass but Brock shows up only when the money is right or the city is right. It does not matter how big the town is, Roman says he will be there because he said he will be there.

Brock and Paul will come out and say they are businessmen, but Roman says he was born in this business. He says he was taught at any early age that there is a fine line between business and respect. Roman says he does not respect Brock Lesnar and he does not fear that bitch.

Roman says he is done speaking and he will go to the back to take his ass chewing like a man because he respects this place.

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Most Superstars don’t survive their first trip to Suplex City. Roman Reigns just booked himself a return visit.

The Big Dog prevailed in the first-ever Seven-Man Elimination Chamber Match to punch his ticket to his first one-on-one showdown with Brock Lesnar since his ill-fated WWE Title Match at WrestleMania 31, though this time he’ll challenge for the Universal Championship at The Showcase of the Immortals. Reigns’ carried him past the cream of Raw’s crop. Each of the seven competitors in the historic Men’s Elimination Chamber Match had all the motivation in the world to carry them to WrestleMania, but The Big Dog wanted it just that much more.

The Miz, looking to bring the Intercontinental Championship to the main event of The Show of Shows, entered the Chamber as one of the first entrants due to a loss to John Cena. Despite the handicap, the Intercontinental Champion proved to be the canniest competitor of the bunch. From trying to Too-Sweet Finn Bálor into an alliance (not being one of “The Bbbbbbboys,” he was swiftly denied) to picking whatever bones he could, Miz seemed as though he would manage to outwit his way into The Show of Shows — until he was eliminated first by Braun Strowman via a Running Powerslam.

Elias, who won the right to enter the Chamber last, was buzzed in moments after Miz was tossed and quickly locked himself back into his pod, refusing to emerge until the field had seemingly taken itself out. Looking to drift his way to the biggest performance of his life, Elias sprinted in when his opponents were all depleted and blatantly tried to take advantage of whoever was most vulnerable. It seemed like he, too, might steal one — until he was eliminated second by Braun Strowman.

John Cena, the lion in winter whose uncertain path to WrestleMania had clouded his mind with a must-win mentality, made a point of seeking out Seth Rollins (more on him in a second) and threw himself headlong into the fray. However, he was never quite in the thick of it, and he was eliminated third by Strowman. (In a post-Chamber interview on Raw Talk, he hinted at a “plan” to get to The Show of Shows that involved him crossing some unspoken locker-room lines, though he did not elaborate.)

Bálor, fighting with all his heart to win back the title that he never lost, started the match with Miz and Rollins and ended up stepping directly to Strowman as the field began to thin. Unfortunately, the continuing presence of Reigns and Rollins kept forcing The Extraordinary Man to stop his onslaught short, and one particular digression — a Coup de Grâce to Reigns — left him open to the fourth elimination of the match, once again by Strowman.

Rollins, coming off a record-setting performance on Raw that made him the overwhelming sentimental favorite in the Chamber, truly backed up his desire to become “The Man” again, partially by displaying the ruthlessness that got him there in the first place. Rollins formed a tentative alliance with Reigns that he dissolved the second he got the chance, booting The Big Dog in the face and stepping to Strowman, once again, by himself, though he was the fifth man eliminated by Strowman, yet again by way of Running Powerslam.

As for Strowman, he was the unquestioned MVP of the match as far as eliminations were concerned. Every ousting besides his own was achieved by These Hands, and despite having suffered an array of finishing maneuvers from everybody else in the match, The Monster Among Men seemingly had Reigns right where he wanted him. The exhausted Big Dog ended up using Strowman’s own aggression against him, olé’ing The Gift of Destruction through one of the pods and administering a rapid combination of three Superman Punches and two titanic Spears to finally put down The Monster Among Men.

Unfortunately for Reigns, Braun didn’t stay down. The Big Dog couldn’t even enjoy his victory before Strowman roared back to life, flattening Reigns with a pair of Running Powerslams and a trip through the pod. The attack caused Reigns to be carried backstage, but he had recovered by the time Raw Talk came around to promise closure and redemption come WrestleMania. It’s far from an empty boast: Given Reigns’ skill and how close he came the first time, we know he has the ability to beat Brock Lesnar. The only question that remains is whether he will.

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