In a shocking turn of events, Brock Lesnar put Braun Strowman down with five F-5s at WWE Crown Jewel to begin his second Universal Championship reign.
However, the match was not without controversy. Before the bell, Acting Raw General Manager Baron Corbin smashed “The Monster Among Men” with the title that had been made vacant weeks earlier after Roman Reigns needed to relinquish it due to illness. This allowed Lesnar to hit his first F-5. Strowman kicked out of that one, sending “The Beast” into a rage.
Lesnar would deliver three more F-5s to his titanic opponent, one of which sent Strowman crashing to the arena floor. Strowman kicked out of all of those, as well. It was a fifth F-5, however, that proved to be Strowman’s undoing, as “The Beast” put him down for the three-count to once again claim the Universal Championship as his own.
It was announced later during Crown Jewel that Lesnar will face WWE Champion AJ Styles in a non-title Champion vs. Champion Match at Survivor Series on November 18. WWE then plans on having Lesnar and Strowman face off again.
“Lesnar is signed for at least two more appearances,” Dave Meltzer said after Crown Jewel on Wrestling Observer Radio.
“He’s gonna face AJ at Survivor Series, which is non-title. Then the plan is for Strowman. Whether that’s Rumble or WrestleMania, I don’t know.”
Lesnar’s long-term future still remains unclear. According to Meltzer, Lesnar hasn’t signed a long-term contract with either WWE or the UFC. With WWE, he is getting paid a ton of money on a per-appearance basis.