The referee took a bump and went down just as Lesnar was ready to put Lashley away in the final match of Lashley vs. Lesnar. Lesnar landed the F5 and attempted the pin, but there was no referee to count. The WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns then entered the ring and delivered a Spear to Lesnar, knocking him out. Reigns locked his gaze on Paul Heyman, who then presented him with the WWE Championship title. As the referee awoke, Reigns executed a belt blow to Lesnar’s face and departed the ring. While Lashley crawled over and covered Lesnar for the championship change, Reigns and Heyman smiled as they exited the ring area.
Reigns defeated Seth Rollins earlier in the night to retain his title. When the referee made his 5 count, Reigns failed to break a submission hold, resulting in a DQ.