With his indefinite suspension lifted, Brock Lesnar made his return to SmackDown last night.
It was announced that Lesnar will challenge for Roman Reigns' Universal Championship at WWE's Day 1 pay-per-view. Sami Zayn, who won a number one contender's battle royal last week, originally planned on getting his title shot at the PPV. But Lesnar convinced Zayn to instead challenge for the title last night.
Zayn wanted Lesnar to help him win the Universal Championship. Zayn said he'd be an easier opponent for Lesnar, bringing up that Lesnar's recent track record against Reigns isn't good. Lesnar then demolished Zayn and stood him up in the corner so the Universal Championship match could get started.
After Lesnar left, Reigns made his way out, quickly hit a spear, and used a guillotine to submit Zayn.
More coverage from last night --
- Speak Now: Best of SmackDown and Rampage 12/3
- WWE 205 Live results: The Creed Brothers vs. Jacket Time
- SmackDown Tag Team title match added to WWE Day 1
- Xia Li debut, two matches announced for WWE SmackDown
- Steel cage match, Miz TV segment set for WWE Raw
- WWE SmackDown live results: Brock Lesnar returns
WWE SmackDown video highlights --
Brock Lesnar returns, convinces Sami Zayn to challenge for Universal title later in show
Sasha Banks vs. Shayna Baszler
Brock Lesnar's reinstatement causes turmoil
Drew McIntyre and Jeff Hardy interrupt Happy Talk
Xia Li will make her SmackDown debut next week
The Viking Raiders vs. Los Lotharios
Kofi Kingston returns, Xavier Woods vs. Jey Uso
Toni Storm gets revenge on Charlotte Flair
Cesaro vs. Sheamus
Brock Lesnar attacks Sami Zayn, Zayn faces Roman Reigns for Universal title
SmackDown fallout: Charlotte refuses to be interviewed after being humiliated by Storm
SmackDown fallout: Los Lotharios want the SmackDown Tag Team titles