In what was billed as "The Biggest WrestleMania Match of All-Time," Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, Texas, to unify the WWE Universal title and WWE Championship.
It will now be called the unified WWE Universal title. It's the first time the company will have a single top champion since 2016 when the Universal title was created as part of the brand extension.
As expected, the match was a competitive one with Lesnar hitting his Suplex City sequence and Reigns landing four Superman punches. An F5 counter on a Reigns spear nearly got three.
Reigns speared Lesnar into the referee and hit a low blow. He then hit Lesnar with the title belt, but only got a two count when the referee was revived.
Later, Lesnar countered a spear into a kimura that nearly got him the win until Paul Heyman subtly helped push the rope to Reigns' hand so he could grab it.
What followed was an F5 attempt that Reigns got out of, hitting Lesnar with a spear to suddenly get the pin to unify the belts.
Reigns hasn't lost since a December 2019 defeat to Baron Corbin at TLC. He won the Universal title in a three-way with Braun Strowman and then-champion The Fiend at August 2020's Payback and has held it ever since.
It was the latest chapter in a rivalry that goes back years. This marked their fifth singles match and Reigns' third straight win in the series.
After losing the WWE title to Bobby Lashley at this year's Royal Rumble, Lesnar entered that night's Rumble match and won to guarantee a title match of some sort at WrestleMania. He then regained the WWE title at February's Elimination Chamber, setting up the winner take all stakes for the Reigns match.