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WWE News: Universal Championship Match referee apologises for incorrect call at the Greatest Royal Rumble

Chad Patton says he made the wrong call at the Greatest Royal Rumble

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News 01 May 2018, 05:36 IST
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Could we see Roman and Brock fight one more time?

What's the story?

The Universal Title match ended in controversial fashion on April 27th, as Brock Lesnar somehow retained the championship even though Roman Reigns hit the ground first. After a few days of contemplating, it looks like the referee responsible for the call has apologised.

In case you didn't know

Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar faced each other in a Steel Cage match for the Universal Championship on April 27th at the Greatest Royal Rumble event.

The show took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and saw the two brawlers hit each other with everything they had.

Reigns took the fight to the champion near the end of the match and had him on the run. As Lesnar tried to catch his breath, he found himself between the cage and the ropes. Reigns took the opportunity to spear the Beast through the cage.

As the Big Dog rolled off of the cage wall, it was assumed that he won the match. However, the referee, Chad Patton, awarded the bout to Lesnar, stunning the WWE Universe.

The heart of the matter

On April 20th, Chad Patton took to Twitter to address the decision, issuing an apology for the incorrect call.


What's next?

With Patton admitting to botching the result, could the Big Dog be given a rematch for the title that he was supposed to win?

Reigns is currently scheduled to take on Samoa Joe at Backlash on May 6th. As for Lesnar, he isn't advertised for anything in the near future and is assumed to be making an appearance at Money In The Bank.

It's possible that Reigns will get his rematch here.

Author's take

It seems that the WWE wants to drag this feud out even longer. Many fans agree that Reigns should've won at WrestleMania 34, and almost everyone was stunned when Reigns failed to defeat Lesnar not once, but twice, in the course of a month.

The Big Dog has lost a lot of steam at this point, and with crowds already booing him every chance they get, it's hard to imagine that another bout between the two will be well received.

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