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Seth Rollins Becomes New WWE Universal Champion

Ryan Sidle

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Seth Rollins Becomes New WWE Universal Champion

Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins surprised everyone by opening Wrestlemania 35 in their WWE Universal championship match and Rollins shocked the world by defeating Lesnar for the title.

The WWE Universal title match at Wrestlemania is usually reserved for the main event of the show, going on last, but at this year's edition things were totally flipped on their head.

A few weeks ago WWE announced, as was expected, that the match for Women's title would main event this year's Wrestlemania, with Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair defending their titles in a match that also included Becky Lynch.


That meant that Brock Lesnar was left wondering which slot would see him defend the Universal title against Seth Rollins, but we didn't have to wait long to find out.

Host Alexa Bliss opened the night by announcing Hulk Hogan's arrival but before the Hulkster was finishing telling you about 'Mania,' brother, Lesnar's advocate came down to the ring to tell the crowd that the former UFC star would be defending his title right then and there.

The surprise didn't play into the Beast Incarnate's hands though as Seth Rollins hit three curb stomps to become the new WWE universal champion!

The former UFC heavyweight champion won the title back in November at Crown Jewel, WWE's event from Saudi Arabia, when he defeated Braun Strowman for the vacant title, that Roman Reigns had to vacate the title to fight leukemia.

Rollins was given the chance to battle Lesnar for the gold when he won the Royal Rumble earlier this year. The King Slayer outlasted 29 other men, last eliminating Strowman, to give him the chance to fight at the Showcase of the Immortals.

It's been rumoured that Lesnar will make a return to UFC later this year, his last fight was against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, with heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier a potential opponent in August.

Will Lesnar return to a WWE ring or is he headed back to the octagon?

Topics: Wrestlemania, Seth Rollins, braun strowman, WrestleMania 35, Paul Heyman, Wrestling News, WWE News, WWE, Roman Reigns, Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar

Ryan Sidle
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