WWE Championship to change hands on Day 1 before Brock Lesnar was added to the match
Brock Lesnar added to WWE Championship match in WWE Day 1 pay-per-view hours before the show begins after Roman Reigns announced he had tested positive for COVID-19. Lesnar ended up winning the match by pinning Big E, although between the initial reports and an incorrect graph from @WWEonFOX it looked like E was supposed to retain the title if he was left at four with himself, Seth Rollins. , Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley. However, Dave Meltzer then reported on Tuesday via Sports Illustrated that, if Lesnar had not been involved, Rollins was supposed to become the champion.
The show’s original plan 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 following a other positive test, ” Meltzer wrote.
The victory would have given Rollins his fifth career World Championship in WWE and his first title reign of any kind since ending his brief title with Buddy Murphy in March 2020.
This is far from the first time Rollins has seen his character’s plans undergo major changes. Last September, while I was at Steve Austin Broken Skull Sessions, he described how almost completely The Shield’s breakup was.
“What happened was they wanted to separate us in January , maybe in December, âRollins said. âThey wanted to go to Ambrose and Roman and WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. I was left out. Maybe a special arbiter or something. I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ They wanted to separate us and we had just turned the corner in babyfaces. Over time it was like ‘they’re so cool, you can’t boo them anymore.’ We were like ‘No. What are you doing? We’re not ready for that yet, we have a whole bunch of babyfaces. There is a lot of money on the table. We went to Hunter, we talked about it, we ended up chopping it up and worked with The Outlaws [Road Dogg & Billy Gunn] and Kane at WrestleMania, which was a truncated match, glorified squash because you guys [Austin, The Rock, and Hulk Hogan] talked for 35 minutes and Daniel Bryan and Hunter came out and did 35 minutes [laughs]. You know how it goes, shâ fall downhill. We had about 90 seconds and we went out and did our thing.
âThen we did two games with Evolution, no glance, no glance for a breakup, nobody said anything,â he continued. âWe wiped the floor with Evolution, it was a clean slate in the elimination game. They take us into the office and say: “Tonight is night”.