Brock Lesnar became the talk of the town on January 2, after picking up the WWE Championship title for the sixth time in his career during the WWE Day 1 pay-per-view on January 1. Lesnar was earlier slated to challenge Roman Reigns’ WWE Universal Championship title, however, he ended up challenging Big E for the heavyweight title in a fatal five-way match alongside, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Lashley. The last-minute inclusion of Lesnar in the WWE championship match saw Big E ending his reign as the WWE champion, which started back in September after he defeated Bobby Lashley on Monday Night Raw.
Meanwhile, after winning his sixth WWE Championship title, Lesnar was seen posing with the champion’s belt alongside some famous sports personalities. Hockey Analyst and three-time Stanley Cup Champion Rick Tocchet took to his official Twitter handle and shared a picture of him alongside Lesnar and others posing with The Beast’s championship belt. Sharing the picture, Tocchet mentioned that he found a nice surprise in a hotel bar.
Nice surprise in a hotel bar 💪 pic.twitter.com/jzNDB5ZiKN— Rick Tocchet (@RealRocket22) January 2, 2022
Meanwhile, wrestling fans were enthralled to watch Lesnar snatching the title from Big E as they also hailed Tocchet for being able to pose with Lesnar. A fan mentioned that it is rare for Lesnar to pose for a picture as he is not known for interacting with fans. At the same time, fans also wondered if Lesnar has lightened up as he is growing older now.
Wow you actually got Lesner to pose for a pic? That’s rare as he’s not known for his fan interaction lol! He admits he doesn’t like people much lol. I guess you can’t say no to “The Great One” though lol— 🇨🇦🇨🇦TrueNorthStrong🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@Mikepayne1973) January 2, 2022
Guess he’s lightening up as he gets older lol! Don’t get me wrong, I love Lesner, he’s just not known for his love of the fans lol— 🇨🇦🇨🇦TrueNorthStrong🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@Mikepayne1973) January 2, 2022
Apart from the fatal five-way match for the WWE title, the WWE Day 1 PPV featured many other high-intensity clashes. Among the many, the most notable ones were the RAW Women’s championship title clash, RAW Tag Team Championship title and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship title. Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch successfully defended her title by defeating Liv Morgan, while Randy Orton and Riddle (RK Bro) defeated The Street Profits to defend their title. At the same time, The Usos successfully defended their title against The New Day (Kofi Kingston and King Woods).