Bully Ray has given a very candid opinion of the five-way WWE Championship clash which took place at Day 1, and singled out one element which ground his gears the most.
The card for Day 1 had to be changed at the last minute due to Roman Reigns testing positive for COVID-19. This meant his scheduled Universal Championship defence against Brock Lesnar couldn’t happen, with ‘The Beast Incarnate’ quickly being added to Big E’s WWE Championship match taking the competitors in the contest from four to five.
Not only was Lesnar entered in to the match at late notice, he also walked out with the title belt after pinning Big E after hitting the F5 on the man who had held the belt for 110 days.
Reflecting on the match on Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray commented that he was “pissed off” not necessarily by the match itself, but before it started. Brock Lesnar entered the ring last, despite the tradition of the champion entering first which would have seen Big E enter in the spot.
Bully Ray spoke of the fact there was “no reason” to make that decision so it didn’t make any sense.
That’s something that really p**sed me off when I saw it. I understand that Brock Lesnar is the biggest star in that match; you can make an argument that Brock Lesnar is the biggest star in WWE right now. This is the man who defeated The Undertaker, ended The Streak, a five-time – up until the other night – world champion, a guy who does what he wants, when he wants… but he was not your WWE Champion. Big E was.
If we know that Brock is going to win the championship, and he’s going to have his moment, he’s going to have his beauty shot at the end of the show, why would you have Big E come out fourth? Why would you have Brock come out last? There is absolutely zero reason. ZERO.
Two nights after winning the WWE Championship, Brock Lesnar found out who his opponent will be at the Royal Rumble, when Bobby Lashley defeated Seth Rollins, Big E and Kevin Owens to earn the title shot. The match will mark the first time Lashley and Lesnar have competed in a singles match.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.