In the last PPV staged by WWE, on January 1st from Atlanta, called Day 1, for the first time with a paid event of the company that airs on the first day of the year, we saw Brock Lesnar win. sensationally the WWE Championship, beating all his opponents in the titled contest: Big E (the former champion), Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens.
Although The Beast was initially slated for a completely different match, namely against Friday Night Smackdown's Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, in a contention valid for the blue show's Universal title, ultimately a positive test for the covid held to home to the last second the Smackdown champion, leading the WWE management to move Lesnar's presence in the Fatal 4 Way which has instead become a Fatal 5 Way, for the luck of the pupil of Paul Heyman.
In the last episode of Monday Night Raw, moreover, we also saw a new n°1 contender graduate for the title currently in the hands of Lesnar, with Bobby Lashley who, by beating the other three components of the Day One contest (excluding Lesnar), was awarded a match valid for the title at the Royal Rumble.
Should Seth Rollins have won the WWE Title on Day 1?
If the presence of Lesnar in the match valid for the WWE title was added to the last second, the victory of the same athlete was also confirmed at the last available second, with the name that should have emerged as the winner from the contest, which was instead, sensationally, that of Seth Rollins.
To report this surprising scene, it was the usual Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, who talking to some internal sources was able to understand what were the initial plans of the WWE, then changed by the presence of Lesnar arrived at the last.
In one of his latest newsletters, Meltzer said: "The original script of the match was that Big E lost the title, but to Seth Rollins, who had been declared positive the week before in the tests for COVID-19 and the champion, in the end, he lost his title in favor of Lesnar, again thanks to the positive result of another buffer (that of Reigns ed) "