Following Brock Lesnar's WWE Championship win, he's officially reunited with his advocate Paul Heyman.
Heyman introduced Lesnar to kick off Monday night's Day 1 fallout episode of Raw. Lesnar credited Heyman for pulling the strings to get him added to the WWE Championship match at last Saturday's pay-per-view. Lesnar also gave Heyman credit for his "free agent" status in WWE that allowed him to take part in the WWE title match.
The main event of Day 1 was originally supposed to be Reigns defending his Universal Championship against Lesnar, but Reigns was pulled from the show due to testing positive for COVID-19. Lesnar instead defeated Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Lashley in a fatal five-way match to win the WWE Championship.
A fatal four-way match between Big E, Rollins, Owens, and Lashley on tonight's Raw will determine Lesnar's challenger for the Royal Rumble.
Lesnar started his promo on tonight's Raw by sarcastically giving a shout out to Reigns. Lesnar called himself the real champion in WWE. He also mocked Reigns by telling the crowd to "acknowledge me."
While speaking about Big E, Rollins, Owens, and Lashley ahead of their four-way match, Heyman also took a shot at Reigns by saying that -- after only one week without Heyman as his special counsel -- Reigns already has COVID.
In the main event angle on SmackDown three weeks ago, Reigns fired Heyman as his special counsel after questioning Heyman's loyalty. Reigns then attacked Heyman and went to give him a con-chair-to, but Lesnar made the save and laid Reigns out.