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Hands up if you were surprised that Brock Lesnar re-claimed the Universal Championship at WWE Crown Jewel - because we were.

The majority expected Braun Strowman to fly out of Saudi Arabia with his first world championship as a wrestler, but Vince McMahon had other ideas.

After being attacked by acting Raw GM Baron Corbin before the match, it took 5 devastating F5's to put Strowman away, and start Lesnar's second reign holding the Universal title.

The confusing aspect was that many expected this to be Lesnar's final appearance inside a WWE ring for some time - as his appearance at UFC 226 in July was a clear sign he was to return to the UFC in early 2019.

Lesnar re-entered the USADA testing pool that month and commenced the six-month suspension slapped upon him for failing a drugs test before his fight with Mark Hunt in 2016.

But clearly plans have been altered backstage in order for Lesnar to be crowned champion - and it all stems back to Roman Reigns.

Dave Meltzer revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio, via WrestlingInc that the initial plan was for Reigns to retain the title in the original Triple Threat match, and it would have been Lesnar's last bout under his then-current deal.

However once Reigns revealed that his Leukemia had returned, McMahon had to scramble for new plans for the belt.

Brock Lesnar won the Universal Championship at Crown Jewel, and now it's been revealed he signed a new contract before the event.

WWE in the end decided to offer Lesnar a new deal which signed him to at least two more matches, which would have been the Crown Jewel bout and the announced Champion v Champion match against AJ Styles at Survivor Series.

You'd now expect there to be at least one more clash which would see him probably drop the championship to another superstar at the Royal Rumble, unless Raw will be champion-less until WrestleMania season - which is unthinkable.

The new deal isn't exclusive either, meaning he can hop over to the world of MMA whenever he feels like it.

Universal Champion, a relaxed contract on big money and an impending return for a huge UFC fight - it must feel really good to be Lesnar right now.

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