On October 31st, at Crown Jewel, Brock Lesnar successfully defended the title against Cain Velasquez. Lesnar subsequently started a feud with Rey Mysterio (belonging to Raw's roster) and his son Dominick, beating both of them.
In the SmackDown episode of 1st November Lesnar, following a vengeful attack with a steel chair suffered by Mysterio, through his manager Paul Heyman, announced that he wanted to move to Raw, consequently bringing the WWE Championship with him.
On November 24th, at the Survivor Series, Lesnar successfully defended the title against Rey Mysterio in a No Holds Barred No Disqualification match. On January 26th, at the Royal Rumble, Lesnar, albeit holder of the WWE Championship, participated in the homonymous match entering with the number 1 but, after eliminating 13 wrestlers, was eliminated by Drew McIntyre, then winner of the contest.
On February 27th, at Super ShowDown, Lesnar successfully defended the title against Ricochet in just two minutes. In a recent interview with Sporting News, Drew McIntyre talked about his match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36: “He is the guy.
He is the special attraction. Not just in the land of pro wrestling, but in life, he’s one of the baddest men ever to walk the planet. He tried football for a laugh and got to the last cut and got into that accident, so he wasn’t 100 percent.
That didn’t work out. He knew wrestling and needed to work on his striking but thought he’d try the UFC. He won the title twice. He was a different level of athlete, different level of a human being. When I was outside of the company, I used the image of fighting Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania as motivation because now I get to learn to visualize and see things in my head outside the company.
He was the biggest wrestling guy. I got to train for him. Brock Lesnar is the biggest attraction. He is so unpredictable in the ring. You got to look believable standing in front of him. There’s nothing worse than a casual fan seeing someone standing in front of someone and laugh."