Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar: Who Has the Head to Head Advantage Heading Into WWE Crown Jewel 2021

Published 10/16/2021, 9:45 AM EDT

Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns share a rivalry which is undoubtedly one of the most heated rivalries in WWE. Whenever the two men meet in the ring, it looks like they are ready to go to the limit in order to get the better of each other.


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Their matches always keep the fans on the edge of their seat as the superstars just refuse to give up, even after being hit by devastating moves and finishers. Lesnar and Reigns always produce a grand spectacle of wrestling as they bring the best out of each other.


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This rivalry has been going on for a long time and has provided us with some memorable matches over the years. Let us look at every Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar: Head to Head match that has taken place over the years.

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Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns at WWE Greatest Royal Rumble 2018

This match took place inside a steel cage. Lesnar was ready to defend his title against Roman Reigns that night. As expected, the match was full of finishers and some signature moves.
It was Brock who controlled the proceedings of the match with four German Suplexes and three F5s.

But that was not enough to get the win as Reigns came back with three Superman Punches. But the ultimate twist came right at the end.

Roman Reigns speared Lesnar to take both of them through the steel cage. But luckily for Lesnar, his back hit the floor first and according to the rules, Brock Lesnar was declared the winner. Not in the most convincing way, but Brock defended his title that night.

Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns at WWE SummerSlam 2018

This was Roman’s third shot at the title after failing previously at WrestleMania and at the Greatest Royal Rumble. However, this match had an element of surprise. That surprise was Braun Strowman. Before the start of the match, Strowman made his way to the ring and announced that he will cash in his Money in the Bank contract after the match.

The match got off to an insane start as Reigns hit Lesnar with three Superman Punches and spears. But Lesnar came back by locking Reigns into a guillotine chock twice. But the turning point of this match was when Lesnar sidestepped a spear and sent Reigns through the ropes and the latter crashed into Strowman.

Brock then turned his attention on Strowman and took him out with an F5 and some devastating blows with a steel chair. But Reigns took advantage of this and hit Brock with a spear for the win.

Reigns vs Lesnar at WWE WrestleMania 34

Before this match, there were rumors about Lesnar leaving for UFC after this match. It was not a good match for Reigns as he was hit by numerous F5s by Brock Lesnar. But Reigns survived all of them and came back to spear Lesnar twice.

It looked like the storyline is set for Reigns to become the new WWE Universal Champion. But much to everyone’s surprise, The Beast Incarnate hit Roman Reigns with a fifth F5 and then pinned Reigns to keep his title.

Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar at WWE WrestleMania 31

This match is the most interesting one among all. Reigns got the ultimate push from WWE during this time. Reigns won the Royal Rumble 2015 and challenged Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.


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The two men produced a brilliant match. Both Brock and Roman refused to quit, even after getting hit by the finishers. But the ultimate twist came when Seth Rollins made this a triple threat match by cashing in his Money in the Bank contract right at the end.

Even though Brock was about to hit Rollins with an F5, Reigns speared Lesnar down. This gave Rollins an advantage as he immediately hit the Curb Stomp on Reigns for the victory.

Lesnar and Reigns also met each other on two other occasions. The pair were involved in a triple threat match with Dean Ambrose at WWE Fastlane in 2016 and also in a Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE Universal Championship back at WWE SummerSlam 2017.


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While Roman won the match at WWE Fastlane 2016, Lesnar emerged victorious in the match at WWE SummerSlam 2017.
Looking at their head-to-head record, we might conclude that Lesnar has been more dominant in this rivalry, but Reigns is not far away and has always proved to be a challenge for Lesnar.



Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.