Brock Lesnar walked out of the Royal Rumble the same way he came in — the WWE Universal champion, after defeating Braun Strowman and Kane.
Lesnar left with more bruises than he came in with, and that’s thanks in part to Strowman wrecking the champ. Strowman popped Lesnar with a knee to the jaw that was maybe a bit too snug. Lesnar popped up and cracked Strowman in the ribs, then connected on a straight right that looked anything but scripted.
Strowman, in turn, crumbled to the canvas before proceeding to look like an absolute monster.
Pair that with Bubba Ray’s tweet of a “RECEIPT” and this one sure looks like two guys worked themselves into a shoot.
Lesnar would eventually go over in the end to retain his title, but this one will be remembered for Lesnar knocking Strowman’s head off.