On The Wrong End Of A Technicality – Controversy Reigns

At the greatest Royal Rumble event – Brock Lesnar retained the title after being Speared through the cage because his body touched the arena floor first (their official ruling) …however the rules of the match when escaping the structure is an option is that both feet must touch the floor first.

This did not happen when Lesnar retained his title – to be blunt, Lesnar feet was not on the ground mainly because the steel panel of the cage that they went through to end the match was trapped underneath him leaving the steel curved at the end under his feet thus not allowing Lesnar to plant his feet on the floor.

After Roman Reigns hit the spear sending him and Lesnar through the cell were he practically landed on his head, Roman immediately rolled away thus taking him off the steel panel and on to the mats surrounding the ring leaving his feet making contact with the floor first.

The facts are that Lesnar is set for a return to UFC and the title change we all expected at the grandest stage of the year didn’t happen but when it didn’t, inside sources stated this was changed as Lesnar re-signed and Reigns was getting booed.

The plan was that the company had pushed the championship handoff until the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia, where fans may have been more receptive to Roman winning the gold, now that this has not happened – the fans are not pleased…

One fan , while hash tagging the match as the #saudiscrewjob, had the following to say – “its obvious romans feet touched first as brock rolls on the cage (like) a turtle on it shell feet in the air. Rules are rules unless your brock.”

Another fan went on to say what we all think about the Universal Championship – “So, this is what the so-called “universal championship” has been reduced to? Something for the person with the best negotiator, not the best performer. Does Brock have that in his contract too? That he never loses the title? It’s becoming a worthless piece of tin.”

While a third fan took exception to Lesnar time keeping – “Oh for goodness sakes. WHY?!?!?!? He does nothing for the title. Besides WrestleMania and this the title has been practically non-existent. Doesn’t feel like a championship and when it’s not on the show, the superstars have nothing to fight over and hurts them in the process”

And we agree with them – Lesnar should not be champion, he is doing so much damage to the company, it’s fans, the superstars, as well as the championship but for some insane reason Vince McMahon is preoccupied with keeping the gold around its current champion.

Lord knows that if this ruling stands, this won’t be the only rule the company has allowed the champion to bend if not outright break, as the thirty day mandatory title defence should have seen Brock Lesnar stripped of the title on multiple occasions.

So now the question is what’s next, are we to wait another year of non-existent title defences and house shows and/or pay per view no shows just for another rumour to surface that he would lose the belt at another WrestleMania?

And perhaps another question is will the next opponent for Lesnar be Brawn Strowman for his Rumble win at the Greatest Royal Rumble event – right now…your guess is as good as ours.


Been a fan of the WWE since 2000, watched a few from the early years online, wasn’t a fan of where the “Powers that be” were taking the company but it has gotten better with the brand split, I thought that it was a format that worked