This past weekend in New Orleans at WrestleMania 34, Universal Champion Brock Lesnar successfully defended his title against Roman Reigns, contrary to popular belief that The Big Dog would be going over.
24 hours later it was announced that The Beast had signed a new deal with WWE, however, the details of the new contract remain unclear. Lesnar has been confirmed to be defending his title against Reigns yet again, however, this time it will be in a Steel Cage match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reports that WWE and Lesnar agreed to a new deal the Monday prior to WrestleMania. The contract wasn’t signed until the day of WrestleMania in New Orleans.
It was noted that the contract was a new deal, and not an extension of his previous one. Lesnar will also be receiving a higher rate than his last deal, and Meltzer noted that he’s not sure if it’s a one-match contract or not.
The agreement was reportedly kept quiet and very few people knew about it. Roman Reigns wasn’t alerted of this until the day of WrestleMania, and believed he was going to be winning the title from The Beast up until that point. Their original finish to the match was supposed to be Reigns countering the F5 into a spear and pinning Lesnar for the win.
It was then changed to Lesnar F5’ing Reigns for a sixth time and retaining. Nobody went off-script in the match.