WWE Wrestlemania 34: Brock Lesnar Vs. Roman Reigns For Universal Championship Results And Highlights

Update: The results and highlights for the Wrestlemania 34 Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar!

  • Roman does his standard entrance. Performs his Superman punch in the center of the ring and sets off pyro. Brock Lesnar comes out with no shirt and a little hat, like Adebisi from Oz.

  • The two men start out with German suplexes and Superman punches. The beginning of this match is like when you’re watching two Ryu players in the arcade, and they spend the entire round spamming hadoukens at each other.

  • Another German suplex.

  • Another German suplex. We’re up to five suplexes.

  • There’s rumors that Lesnar is headed back to UFC. And if true, perhaps it’s for the best. We’ve seen this same match, many, many times before over the last several years.. Hopefully, the two men can mix it up a bit for the second half.

  • That was a pretty harsh looking table spot. Lesnar looks hurt. Reigns rolls him back in the ring, Superman punches him again, and delivers two Spears. Lesnar kicks out.

  • Reigns tries another Spear and gets kneed in the face. Lesnar is all torso compared to his skinny lower body. Does the Beast skip leg day?

  • Lesnar connects on a second F5. Reigns kicks out.

  • Lesnar connects on a third F5. Reigns kicks out again. Undertaker couldn’t manage that four years ago.

  • Lesnar connects on a fourth F5–this one is to the announcer’s table outside the ring. Then back inside, for another German suplex.

  • Lesnar connects with a fifth F5. Roman kicks out again.

  • Lesnar deliberately cuts Reigns open with an elbow to the forehead. Reigns is a bloody, bloody mess. Crimson mask.

  • Roman attempts a comeback, but Lesnar catches him with a sixth and final F5. Lesnar wins and retains the WWE Universal title in what is probably the biggest upset in recent WrestleMania history.

Original story below:

There are two things that seem abundantly clear about the fight for the WWE Universal Championship taking place at Wrestlemania 34 this Sunday, April 8 (broadcast on PPV and the WWE Network from 5 PM ET/2 PM PT). The first is that Roman Reigns, he who has been anointed for years now as the present and future king of all WWE, will again win the strap at wrestling’s biggest event, sending The Beast Brock Lesnar packing (or at least away for a little bit to rejoin the UFC). And the other thing we know for sure? That this will be the reaction of the live crowd at the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday night: Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

But is that what will really happen? The outcome seems the easiest to pick out of all the matches at Wrestlemania 34, given the WWE’s insistent years-long push of the Reigns character combined with all the real-world noise being made about Brock Lesnar’s impending return to the ultra violence of the UFC. The build-up, too, seems tailor-made for a Reigns victory. At the start of the feud, Reigns played on Brock’s part-time status in the WWE and was actually receiving cheers from the crowd after several fiery promos calling out Lesnar as someone who didn’t care about the belt or performing for the WWE universe. In recent weeks, the focus shifted to Brock continually kicking the living s*** out of Reigns in episode after episode of Raw. WWE’s angle was clear–in this feud, Reigns is the passionate, outmatched babyface you need to root for.

What if, however, it doesn’t go the way we’re all assuming? The build-up to this year’s Reigns-Lesnar match feels similar to the lead-in to Wrestlemania 31, and that bout ended up being one of the best, most surprising Wrestlemania main events thanks to Seth Rollins’ exciting cash-in of his Money In The Bank contract. Will the WWE–knowing the seeming inevitability of a Reigns win–play on all of our expectations and have something ready to surprise?

Look, the answer is probably no, and we’re calling a Reigns win (as we explain in our predictions for all of the Wrestlemania 34 matches). But we can hope and we can dream, so join us as we cover Wrestlemania this Sunday, starting at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT with the Kickoff Show. Wrestlemania itself doesn’t start until 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, and where this match ends up on the broadcast remains a mystery (although it’ll likely be one of the last few matches, if not the main event).

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