Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns faced off in the SummerSlam main event on the night between Saturday and Sunday. In what should have been the last chapter of their long rivalry, the Tribal Chief managed to take home the victory with great effort.
Despite the defeat, the Beast offered a memorable sight, even going so far as to demolish the ring with a tractor. While he has often been criticized for his poor attachment to wrestling, it cannot be denied that Webster's 45-year-old made history in the business.
Suffice it to say that Lesnar is the only athlete in history to have won a world title in mixed martial arts, professional wrestling and collegiate wrestling. In his career, he has also won the Universal title three times and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship once.
What will become of the Beast?
Many wonder what the future of Brock Lesnar will be. Immediately after SummerSlam, The Beast Incarnate was advertised for the 2023 edition of the PPV Day 1. According to Fightful, tickets for the event will go on sale soon.
The State Farm Arena in Atlanta will host the second edition of Day 1. Interestingly, Brock should have challenged Roman Reigns for the Universal title on 'Day 1' this year, but plans were blown due to the 'Tribal Chief' sudden Coronavirus positivity.
In a recent interview with Sportskeeda, Gerald Brisco revealed that WWE was not at all convinced to bet on Lesnar: "There was a lot of resistance in the beginning. Brock was asking for a lot of money and not everyone was convinced it was a good idea.
He wanted to sign a six-figure contract, which would be perfectly normal today, but in those days he wasn't. According to some experts, giving him that money was tantamount to destroying the entire WWE budget. I made him understand that Lesnar would make the company a lot of money in the following years. We were faced with an athlete who passes once in a lifetime. Luckily they listened to me and the rest is history."