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Brock Lesnar defeated Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley at Day 1 on Saturday night to become the new WWE Champion.

“The Beast” was initially booked to face Roman Reigns at the Atlanta event, but Reigns announced earlier in the day that he had tested positive for COVID-19. This resulted in WWE inserting Lesnar into the show’s other world championship match.

Roman Reigns announced via Twitter on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, his WWE Universal Championship match with Brock Lesnar at tonight’s Day 1 pay-per-view has been canceled and “The Beast” will be added to the WWE Championship match. Reigns wrote, “I yearn to perform tonight at #WWEDay1 to defend my Universal Championship. However, unfortunately, earlier today I tested positive for COVID-19.

Due to the proper protocols I am unable to compete as originally scheduled. I look forward to returning to action as soon as possible.”

The WWE Championship match will now see current champion Big E face Lesnar, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley in a five-way bout.

Lesnar has not held WWE’s most prestigious title since dropping it to Drew McIntyre inside of an empty WWE Performance Center at WrestleMania 36. 

After recovering from a Spear by Bobby Lashley, “The Beast” nailed Big E with an F5 and pinned the current champ to win the gold.

The title gives Lesnar his ninth world championship in WWE, his sixth reign as WWE Champion and his first time with the gold since leaving WWE following WrestleMania 36. The loss ends E’s first world championship reign at 111 days.

Urhobo Daily

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