New details regarding the Lesnar/Reigns finish Submitted by Aaron Rift on 04/12/2018 at 10:14 AM
On a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com provided more details on the Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns finish from Wrestlemania:
“The decision actually made, the agreement was made for Lesnar to stay right on the Monday they did that interview. So on the go-home show where he said if he loses [both Lesnar and Paul Heyman will never be seen again]. So they actually made the deal that day but the contract for him to stay wasn’t signed until Sunday, it was before the match.”
“It was very much tell nobody, Roman Reigns knew. The story that he told was somewhat true in the ring. He did show up that day to the building thinking he was winning the championship. He was then told that they had changed the plan and I don’t even know that he was mad at least — he’ll probably be mad if Strowman ends up with the belt but I don’t know if that’s happening.”
The negative crowd reaction isn't believed to be a factor in the finish being changed since WWE did not expect the crowd to hate the match as much as they did. Only about 5 to 10 people reportedly knew about the finish being changed which was originally Reigns countering the last F5 attempt into a spear.
At this point, it's unknown how long Brock Lesnar's new deal with WWE will last. It's believed that we will have a better idea following the Greatest Royal Rumble and if Lesnar re-enters the USADA drug testing pool. Lesnar has to be in the pool for about six months until he'll be allowed to fight for the UFC again.