As previously noted, Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com commented on how Big E losing the WWE Title at the Day 1 premium live event “was a direct result” of Roman Reigns testing positive for Covid-19 and Brock Lesnar being added to the match. The @WWEonFOX Twitter account also published a graphic which listed Big E as the winner of the title match but then deleted it.
There is a new report about who was originally scheduled to win the match. Dave Meltzer wrote in a column on SI.com that Rollins had been scripted to win the title…
“The original plan to build for WrestleMania, whatever it was, changed greatly when Lesnar pinned Big E to win the WWE title to end Saturday’s show. The original scripted plan for the show was for Big E to lose the championship, but to Seth Rollins, who had tested positive for COVID-19 last week, and the champion instead lost his title to Lesnar as the result of another positive test.”
Anyone who follows WWE closely knows that, as Vince McMahon has even talked about in one of his recent television appearances, the most important device is not the pencil, but the eraser.