From the WWE Rumor Mill: Backstage Details Behind Roman Reigns Bleeding At WrestleMania
Who's idea was it to have Roman bleed during the Mania main event?
What's the story?
Roman Reigns lost to Brock Lesnar in the main-event of WrestleMania in one of the biggest shocks in Mania history, at least, modern Mania history. After a 6th F5, a bloodied and bruised Reigns could no longer kick out.
CagesideSeats has an update on Brock bloodying Roman.
In case you didn't know...
Roman Reigns looked set to win the Universal Championship at WrestleMania but WWE swerved fans and bookies alike, having Brock Lesnar retain. Brock signed a new contract on the day of the show and a lot of people backstage were unaware of the fact that Brock had signed on and would go over Reigns.
Reigns found out on the day of WrestleMania that he wouldn't be winning the title.
Brock's new contract will allegedly end after SummerSlam in August and he is allowed to talk to UFC about one fight during the duration of the contract.
The heart of the matter
According to Cageside Seats, Vince McMahon, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns agreed before the WrestleMania 34 main-event that Lesnar would bust Reigns open with an elbow strike.
Some fans speculated that Lesnar was shooting on Reigns after WrestleMania but there was, of course, no chance of that being true.
Characteristically, Brock Lesnar didn't show up on the RAW after WrestleMania. Lesnar will defend the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns at the Greatest Royal Rumble event at the end of this month is a steel cage match.
Rumours suggest that Roman could win the title that night in front of a more receptive crowd.
Why WWE would allow Brock to deliberately hit one of their biggest stars with elbows to bust him up baffles me. In the day and age where we know the dangers of concussions, putting Roman in the way of deliberate head trauma doesn't seem like the safest decision.
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