Brock Lesnar won the WWE Title at WWE Day 1 in a five-way match involving former WWE Champion Big E, Bobby Lashley, Kevin Owens, and Seth Rollins.
Originally, the WWE Title match was a fatal 4-way bout while Lesnar was supposed to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Title, but Reigns pulled out due to him testing positive for COVID-19.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer (via Sports Illustrated) reported today that the original plan for the WWE Championship bout was for Rollins to win the title:
“The original scripted plan for the show was for Big E to lose the championship, but to Seth Rollins, who had tested positive for COVID-19 last week, and the champion instead lost his title to Lesnar as the result of another positive test.”
Lesnar will defend the title against Lashley at the Royal Rumble.