Why Did a Visibly Frustrated Brock Lesnar Throw His WWE Universal Championship at Vince McMahon at WrestleMania 34?

Published 05/18/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

Four years ago, ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar did unthinkably one of the most fearless things in the history of WWE. Even the WWE backstage crew could not believe what The Beast pulled at the end of WrestleMania 34.

At WrestleMania 34, ‘The Beast Incarnate’ squared off against ‘The Big Dog’ Roman Reigns in the main event. Lesnar had the task of defending his WWE Universal title against Roman Reigns. Indeed, he did!



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This match was one of the massive matches in Reigns’ and Lesnar’s WWE careers. ‘The Big Dog’ and Lesnar, performed with all their might in the main event of WrestleMania 34.

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During the WrestleMania 34 battle between Reigns and Lesnar, ‘The Big Dog’ kicked out of more F5s than he could tolerate. Neither did Roman Reigns’ vicious spear work on Lesnar. Of course, frustrated Brock Lesnar took off his gloves and beat the pulp out of Reigns until he was busted open.

Yet, ‘The Big Dog’ was not on his knees; he fought his way back till the end. With blood dripping, Reigns went to deliver a final spear on Brock Lesnar. But The Beast caught Reigns in mid-air and converted his Spear into a final F5.

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The Beast Incarnate pinned Reigns and retained the WWE Universal Championship. Lesnar’s decisive victory over Reigns should have been a crowning accomplishment.

But the WWE Universe ribbed Lesnar vs. Reigns with loud boos and chants of “boring” and “this is awful” throughout the match. This move by the live crowd unleashed The Beast, and WWE boss Vince McMahon was the one who faced the wrath of furious Brock Lesnar.

The Beast Incarnate slammed Vince McMahon after WrestleMania 34!

WWE Network aired a behind-the-scenes of WrestleMania 34 as a part of the WWE 24 series. Seemingly furious, Brock Lesnar returned backstage, where Mr. McMahon was sitting in his usual spot watching the main event.

‘The Beast’ walked through the curtain to the backstage area and tossed his Universal title straight at Vince McMahon’s face. Even Lesnar’s mouthpiece, Paul Heyman, followed him silently, without breaking the character.


The real reason for Brock Lesnar’s uncalled behavior was revealed later. As per the reports, ‘The Beast’ was supposed to drop the Universal title to ‘The Big Dog’ and leave WWE for UFC following WrestleMania 34.


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However, WWE boss Mr. McMahon changed the plans last minute and decided that Brock Lesnar would keep the Universal title. Since the WrestleMania 34 match was pretty anti-climactic towards Lesnar, he lashed out at Vince McMahon.

Lesnar did not enjoy the way Mr. McMahon played his cards at the eleventh hour. It’s a no-brainer that Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do! Surprisingly, the WWE boss did not punish ‘The Beast’ for his actions and quickly let it slide.


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Akash Dhakite

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Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.

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