Reigns and Heyman are back together (Picture: WWE)
Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman reunite to screw Brock Lesnar out of the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble.
The Tribal Chief – who successfully defended his Universal Title via a DQ loss to Seth Rollins in the opening match of the night – made his presence felt in a big way against his longtime rival.
Lesnar put his own WWE Championship on the line against the All Mighty in a dream match that delivered on the hype, but Reigns spoiled the party and made sure the Beast didn’t leave with the gold.
With the referee down, Brock got hit by a spear out of nowhere by the Head of the Table, who then turned to Heyman – who had reprised his role as Lesnar’s advocate – and demanded to be handed the WWE Title.
Heyman obliged and passed him the gold, which he then used to smack Brock over the head.
Lashley took full advantage and covered his opponent as the ref counted to three, making him the new WWE Champion.
After Lesnar went onto enter and win the Men’s Royal Rumble in the main event, he looks to be on a collision course with Reigns for WrestleMania, but it’s unclear who Bobby will be facing in April.
Meanwhile, Ronda Rousey won the Women’s Rumble after entering at 28 and eliminating Charlotte Flair to earn a shot at either the Raw or SmackDown title.
The Queen herself would be awaiting her on the blue brand, while Becky Lynch retained her own championship against Doudrop in a great bout.
Elsewhere, Edge and Beth Phoenix defeated The Miz and Maryse in a very entertaining match, and the night as a whole got off to a great start with Seth Rollins coming out to The Shield’s old music while wearing their gear.
The Women’s Rumble delivered with surprises as Ronda made her return to win, Ivory came out in her Right To Censor character, Mighty Molly was ambushed by Nikki A.S.H., and Sarah Logan was back.
Meanwhile, the men’s match had Bad Bunny and Shane McMahon, although Drew McIntyre did return from injury to finish runner up.