Why Roman Reigns And Brock Lesnar’s Match At WrestleMania 38 May Have Ended So Abruptly


WrestleMania 38’s two-night event featured many memorable moments that will ultimately cement it as one of the best Manias in years, but not even Stone Cold’s impromptu retirement match nor Logan Paul’s surprising performance could overshadow some of the shortcomings that plagued Sunday night’s matches. In particular, audiences felt underwhelmed by the main event between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, despite many being all-in on the match. Things ended rather immediately and anticlimatically via pinfall (an outcome we predicted) with time to spare during the pay-per-view and Peacock event, and now rampant speculation has surfaced suggesting that the wrestlers necessarily expedited the finish after Reigns suffered a potentially legitimate injury to his arm.

Not long after the match, photos and screenshots began to spread online which appeared to indicate why arguably the biggest billed match of WrestleMania 38 ended on a whimper instead of a bang. A compilation of photos from Wrestling News pointed out what looked to be some heavy swelling on Roman Reigns’ arm, and something does seem off about the champion’s tricep, though it’s hard to tell how much the lights play into it.

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