WWE Universe witnessed a dramatic turn out event in the year Summer-slam, Seth Rollins who was attacked and brutally injured by Brock Lesnar in the past week, fulfilled his promise of beating the Beast reclaim and become the new Universal Champions.
Seth Rollins regained the WWE Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar in a tremendous main event to close out WWE SummerSlam 2019. Rollins’ victory represents somewhat of a return to the norm with a full-time Universal champion, however the damage done to Rollins in recent months makes his latest run feel too little, too late.
Brock Lesnar has been an enduring, if not controversial, force on just about every major WWE pay-per-view since his return in 2012. Lesnar’s Money in the Bank cash-in victory over Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules marked his fourth world championship during his second run with WWE.
A potential Lesnar victory over Seth Rollins at SummerSlam, who guaranteed a victory on Raw, would have been detrimental to Rollins in a similar fashion to that of Roman Reigns’ loss to Lesnar at the conclusion of WrestleMania 34 in 2018. And while Rollins did manage to defeat Lesnar at WrestleMania 35, not to mention a follow-up win at SummerSlam, all that goodwill was compromised through an arduous combination of the aforementioned Money in the Bank cash-in loss and the two extended beatdowns on Raw headed into SummerSlam.