WWE Chairman Vince McMahon reportedly has huge plans for Universal Champion Roman Reigns after his successful title defense at Crown Jewel 2021.
As reported by WrestlingNews.co, Roman Reigns won't drop the Universal Championship this year. Further, WWE's plan is to build Roman Reigns into the greatest champion of all time. To accomplish that, Vince McMahon wants Reigns to beat Brock Lesnar's record of the longest Universal Championship reign in WWE history.
As of today, the Tribal Chief has held the Universal title for 415 days. However, he is still behind the Beast Incarnate's record of 504 days.
Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship at WWE Payback 2020 last year and has since defeated several top stars, including the likes of Daniel Bryan, Edge, John Cena and now Brock Lesnar.
The Roman Reigns-Brock Lesnar saga is far from over
In undoubtedly the most highly-anticipated match on the card of WWE Crown Jewel 2021, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar had a hard-hitting encounter.
During the closing moments of the match, when the referee was knocked out of the ring, Paul Heyman threw the Universal title between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. He then uttered the words "you know what to do with it" with a disappointed look on his face.
Following this, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns had a little tug-of-war with the title and The Beast Incarnate got hold of it. However, The Usos made their way to the ring and delivered a double superkick to Lesnar, following which Reigns knocked him out with the title and pinned him to win the match.
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While The Tribal Chief managed to retain his Championship at Crown Jewel, the match ended controversially. The actions of Paul Heyman further created doubts as he just threw the title between both the stars and it's unclear who he was trying to help. Brock Lesnar will surely return again to continue this feud with Roman Reigns.