Seth Rollins is the new WWE Universal Champion, regaining the title he lost to Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules by defeating ‘The Beast Incarnate’ in the main event of SummerSlam.
Rollins overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to recapture the championship, beating Lesnar despite injured ribs from Brock’s attacks on Seth over the previous episodes of Monday Night Raw.
‘The Architect’ almost claimed a stunning victory early on in the match after landing on his feet following an attempted German suplex from Lesnar, he countered with a Stomp for a two-count which instantly hooked the Canadian crowd.
Lesnar took control of the contest following Rollins’ initial flurry; hitting an F5, numerous suplexes and swinging Seth around the ring via his rib tape. However, Seth continued to show glimpses of potential; reversing Brock into the ring post on several occasions and hitting him with multiple dives.
The former champ fought back as the action continued, putting Lesnar through the Spanish announce table with a huge Frogsplash, but was unable to put Lesnar away despite hitting a second Frogsplash and a Stomp in the ring.
Nevertheless, Rollins continued the assault, and just as it appeared that Lesnar would retain his title courtesy of an F5 out of nowhere, Seth escaped, dropped the champion with a Superkick and landed a Stomp for the pinfall victory.
Emotional scenes followed as Rollins celebrated with his newly-won prize in front of an enraptured Canadian crowd, and now eyes turn to tonight’s Monday Night Raw to see what will happen next with the Universal Championship.