SURPRISE: Brock Lesnar Celebrates WWE Title Win with NHL Legend in Atlanta

Published 01/02/2022, 10:00 AM EST


Former Canadian Ice Hockey player and current TNT Hockey Analyst Rick Tocchet recently ended up in the same hotel as WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. They snapped a photograph together alongside other Canadian Legends, making it a photograph every sports fan in Canada will love to see!

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Canadian Ice Hockey players Paul “Biz” Bissonnette, The Great Gretzky aka Wayne Gretzky, and television sportscaster Liam McHugh posed with Brock Lesnar and the WWE Championship belt at the hotel bar.

This is not only the photograph of two Canadian Legends who have reached the pinnacle of their respective sports. It also showcases the change in Lesnar over the years.

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Getting him to smile, pose, and take a photograph would have sounded impossible when he was younger and the top heel of WWE. But now, the new farmer persona he has adopted, showcases a different side of him. This is something the fans deserve to know!

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Brock Lesnar was originally supposed to be in the Universal Championship Match against Roman Reigns

When the WWE Day 1 match card was finalized, the main-event was a one-on-one match between Universal Champion Roman Reigns and The Beast. Unfortunately, The Tribal Chief tested COVID-19 positive and had to back out of the PPV.

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However, WWE wanted Brock Lesnar to be a part of the event and converted the Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE Championship into Fatal 5-Way. Since Lesnar is a free agent, it’s much easier for him to switch brands.

Brock Lesnar entered the ring alongside Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, and Big E. Anyone could have pinned anyone for the victory. The Beast secured the victory after he pinned Big E, and became the new WWE Champion.

Now, the question is – is the feud between The Beast and Roman Reigns over?

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If Lesnar moves over to WWE Raw, possibly yes since Roman Reigns works under WWE SmackDown. On the other hand, when Reigns returns to the ring, Lesnar and he could pick up where they left off. But, this time, they’re both champions.

For now, it’s unknown exactly how WWE wants to proceed with the situation.

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Nevertheless, there is a high possibility the company will try to give closure to the WWE Universe regarding the Reigns-Lesnar feud.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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