5 best matches between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns after Summerslam 2022
WWE Summerslam 2022 was an exciting night with impressive comebacks and insane visuals, with the main event featuring Brock Lesnar taking on Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing match.
Leading the show, Bianca Belair retained her RAW Women’s Title over Becky Lynch before Bayley made her long-awaited return alongside Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky (formerly Io Shirai). Elsewhere, Edge made a triumphant return with a new look to cost Doomsday their fight against the Mysterios.
Almost every match on the map has potentially been delivered, especially the main event, which has been a fierce war. Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns had arguably one of the greatest Last Man Standing matches of all time, with the tribal leader emerging victorious. With this, their ninth singles meeting, billed as their last match ever, we can’t help but wonder where this ranks in their match catalog.
Without further ado, let’s rank the top five matches between The Beast and The Head of the Table.
#5: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar – Winner Takes All, WWE WrestleMania 38
Although billed as “The Greatest WrestleMania Match Ever”, this chapter in Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar’s story was potentially a little disappointing. Despite an incredible build that included Lesnar winning the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber, the match itself felt pretty normal.
The duo had a twelve-minute slugfest with eight suplexes and four spears, delivering the kind of hard-hitting action expected of them. However, it didn’t feel like a WrestleMania main event, perhaps due to its abrupt, anti-climactic ending with a spear and a pin.
However, the game’s huge title unifying stipulation and excellent build earned it a spot on this list.
#4: Universal Championship Match – WWE 2021 Crown Jewel
WWE Crown Jewel 2021 was potentially an excellent top-down premium live event. The big matches featured were made all the more memorable by a roaring Saudi crowd delighted to finally see their heroes live.
One of the underrated matches on this card was the Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
It was a fun, fast-paced roller coaster ride that put Paul Heyman’s split loyalty between his two clients on the line. The special advocate played his part to perfection, looking tortured with every fall and finish before tossing the title into the ring to spark a tussle between the stars.
In the end, the tribal leader held back with the help of the Usos to the loud cheers of those in attendance.
#3: Universal Championship Fatal Four-Way Match – Summerslam 2017
The fatal four-way match for the Universal Championship at Summerslam 2017 was probably one of the toughest battles in WWE history. Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe have arguably put on a show for the ages, using their larger than life presence to wow the crowd.
A succession of spears, suplexes and slams kept the audience in suspense before the carnage moved to ringside.
Defending champion Lesnar was put through the announcers’ table by the challengers, briefly removing him from the contest. However, the Beast returned to action and rose to the challenge to retain his championship.
It was a masterfully executed match that allowed all four men to shine and deliver the kind of destruction expected of them.
=#1: Last Man Standing Match – Summerslam 2022
The latest installment in Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar’s epic rivalry was potentially iconic. The WWE Universe knew they were in for a treat from the start when Lesnar entered while driving a tractor, knocking Reigns speechless.
The match itself started off hot as The Beast Incarnate leapt from the bucket of the massive vehicle onto The Tribal Chief as soon as the bell rang.
The ensuing carnage was truly unprecedented, with interference from The Usos and Paul Heyman resulting in an F5 to the special counsel via the announcers’ table. Theory then attempted to cash in, receiving an F5 and a punch before the bell could ring.
The tribal leader was the last man standing, but the moment of the whole night belonged to Lesnar, who threw the ring off balance, sending his opponent falling to the outside.
It was instantly the lasting picture of the night, making it arguably one of the best Last Man Standing matches in company history and the best joint fight between the two living legends.
=#1: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar – WWE Championship Match, WrestleMania 31
The first clash between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar set a standard the duo apparently struggled to meet for years. Meeting in the main event of WrestleMania 31, The Big Dog and The Beast Incarnate fought in an extremely physical bout.
Lesnar overpowered his opponent with various suplexes and knee strikes, even removing his gloves to deliver his MMA-style attack.
Reigns didn’t take this lying down, pushing The Beast Incarnate into the ring post before making his comeback with three straight punches from Superman and two spears.
Lesnar countered another punch from Superman with a fourth F5 before the match kicked into a whole new gear. As both men were down, Seth Rollins ran to cash in his Money in the Bank contract, much to the disbelief of everyone watching. It remains arguably the most iconic cash-in in WWE history and the first cash-in at WrestleMania.
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Q. Which matchup between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns was the best?
WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 31
Last man standing match at Summerslam 2022
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