Brock Lesnar returned at WWE Day 1 and did what he does best: beat his opponents. He defeated Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Lashley to become WWE Champion for the sixth time. He took the title off Big E, pinning him in the fatal five-way match. There are some in the company who feel underwhelmed by his reign as champion.
Lesnar hit the champion with an F5 to seal the win. Many were shocked to see E pinned by the Beast Incarnate. Lesnar then had a stare down with Lashley before the show went off the air.
According to Fightful Select, many inside the company weren’t impressed with how Big E’s title storyline was handled by the powers that be. Big E could’ve been a dominant champion, but the company failed to capitalize on the opportunity.
“When we asked backstage about reactions to the move, most felt that Big E wasn’t booked consistently throughout his title reign and that multiple people involved with his ongoing storyline would go ‘above and beyond’ to make sense of things on screen to the best of their ability.”
It is safe to say that Big E title reign has been underwhelming. Despite beating a credible champion in Lashley, E was made to look weak against other opponents and most of his victories came at house shows.
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