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Speculation on the real reason WWE wanted Braun Strowman to interrupt Lesnar v Reigns

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Finally, Roman Reigns managed to slay the Beast.

Over three years on from their first meeting at WrestleMania 31, the Big Dog had yet to ever defeat the former UFC heavyweight champion.

Now, with Lesnar seemingly heading back to the UFC to challenge Daniel Cormier for the UFC heavyweight championship in January, Reigns has finally secured his first-ever Universal title.

It's Reigns' first world title in over two years in the WWE, but not many fans really wanted to see Reigns and Lesnar go at it again after their last few lackluster bouts.

Their WrestleMania clash was essentially a finisher-fest with some German suplexes to boot and the New Orleans crowd booed them out of the building.

Their Saudi Arabia outing inside a steel cage was better, but the idea of another Reigns/Lesnar clash hardly enthused the WWE universe.

And therein lies the reason WWE had Braun Strowman come out at the beginning of the match. The Monster Among Men claimed he would cash-in his Money in the Bank contract on whoever would win the main event.

The WWE had to find a reason for the Brooklyn crowd to invest in the main event and the tease of having Strowman at ringside certainly did the trick.

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Save for one chant of "you both suck", the crowd was invested in the action and Roman got a sizeable cheer when he got the 1-2-3.

Strowman was beaten by Lesnar during the match with an F5 to the outside, a steel chair and the Money in the Bank briefcase and ultimately became a non-factor.

The Monster Among Men would fail to cash-in, much to the disappointment of the WWE Universe. However, he certainly served a purpose in making the main event the moment it should have been.

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