Originally published at Brock Lesnar beats Austin Theory at Madison Square Garden
WWE’s return to Madison Square Garden was built around Brock Lesnar’s WWE championship defense against an unknown opponent.
After going so far to shoot an angle on television for the live event, Lesnar’s final title defense before WrestleMania was against Austin Theory.
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Strong movement in the past few days
— WrestleTix (@WrestleTix) March 5, 2022
Originally, Bobby Lashley was advertised to face Lesnar on the show but it was known he was legitimately injured with the explanation on the February 21st edition of WWE Raw that Lashley was unlikely to face Lesnar at The Garden.
Theory came out for the main event of the show and was destroyed by Lesnar with the match ending with an F-5 by the champion.
Roman Reigns showed up and hit Lesnar with a Superman Punch before taking several German suplexes as Lesnar fought off Reigns and The Usos. Lesnar put his focus on Paul Heyman allowing Reigns to return and attack with a chair. This led to a beatdown that saw Lesnar bleed and was hit with a Uranage onto the steel steps as Reigns posed with both belts.
"BROCK LESNAR … ACKNOWLEDGE ME!"#UniversalChampion @WWERomanReigns shocked the @WWEUniverse at @TheGarden by standing tall over #WWEChampion @BrockLesnar following a vicious attack at #WWEMSG! @HeymanHustle @WWEUsos pic.twitter.com/4NXorGhCgf
— WWE (@WWE) March 6, 2022
Below are the results from the show (Courtesy: PWinsider.com):
*Raw Tag Team Championship: Alpha Academy (champions) over RK-Bro
*United States Championship: Damian Priest over Finn Balor (champion) by disqualification after Priest kicked him low
*SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos (champions) over Kofi Kingston & Big E.
*Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (champion) over Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley when Lynch pinned Ripley
*WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (champion) over Seth Rollins
*Drew McIntyre over Sami Zayn
*Ronda Rousey & Naomi over Charlotte Flair & Sonya Deville when Rousey submitted Flair with the armbar
*WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar
(champion) over Austin Theory