WrestleMania 38 Main Event Confirmed On This Week’s WWE Raw
The main event of WrestleMania 38 was officially confirmed this week Monday night gross as “The Beast” Brock Lesnar announced he would challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship following his Royal Rumble victory. The show opened with Bobby Lashley and MVP berating Adam Pearce for committing him to an Elimination Chamber match at next month’s pay-per-view, only for Lesnar (wearing full attire) to step into the ring. He made his announcement for his match with Reigns, but called Lashley out for saying he shouldn’t be proud of how he won the title on Saturday night.
Lesnar then stated that he wanted his WrestleMania match to be title for title (a stipulation he has already brought up) and attempted to entice Lashley to compete. Although “The All Mighty” was enraged by Lesnar’s taunts, he refused to put the title on the line. Pearce then announced that Lesnar would compete inside the Elimination Chamber alongside Lashley on the show. of February 19 of the same name in Saudi Arabia.
WOW. @BrockLesnar will not get his revenge for the #WWETitre tonight, but he WILL be one of the 5️⃣ Superstars challenging @fightbobby for gold inside the Elimination Chamber on February 19! #WWERaw #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/1PJF7DBJHl
—WWE (@WWE) February 1, 2022
While talking with The Ringer Wrestling Show last week, Paul Heyman praised Reigns and Lesnar for evolving their characters over the past few years.
“I’m indescribably proud of them both,” Heyman said. “Roman Reigns is a very strategic performer. The tribal leader has been living inside Roman Reigns for a long time, but it was not the right time to introduce this character as he had to go through all the trials and tribulations in front of the audience. first. He needed his face to be a little roughed up. He needed to show some age. The tribal leader just couldn’t be the most handsome man in the industry in his late twenties. “He had to be a little more seasoned, he had to be a little more grizzled. Talking as the tribal leader before being the tribal leader wouldn’t have made sense. He’s very comfortable in that presentation. C “is authentically who he is. That’s how he sees himself. I like to say that SmackDown is the best reality show on TV because you’re seeing the real Roman Reigns for the first time. He’s not have to go over there and smile and tell you how much he just loves to go and sign autos graphs at 4 o’clock in the afternoon for all the little children who are coming to the show. No, he doesn’t. He does not want. He doesn’t want to make any media appearances he doesn’t want to make. He does what he chooses to do because they are the right ones to welcome the tribal chief.”
“As for Brock, Brock never wanted to talk. Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do and Brock Lesnar doesn’t do what Brock Lesnar doesn’t want to do,” he added. “When Brock came back he was gone long enough and looked quite different and he’s really pretty comfortable with himself now that he’s just like, ‘Damn. This is who I am and they will love me for who I am or they’ll just give them the real Brock Lesnar,” which is a much smarter Brock Lesnar than most people were even prepared to see. But if you’ve watched him at UFC press conferences, it’s Brock Lesnar. It’s who he is. So, again, in an age where authenticity is a really big selling point with the public, just make sure they’re both authentic.