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New WWE Universal Champion Crowned at SummerSlam (Video, Photos)

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Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar to become the new WWE Universal Champion in the main event of tonight’s SummerSlam pay-per-view from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The match saw Braun Strowman appear at the start and announce that he would be cashing in his Money In the Bank briefcase on the winner. Lesnar ended up taking Braun out during the match and the cash-in never happened.

This is Reigns’ first run with the Universal Title. Lesnar had been champion since defeating WWE Hall of Famer Bill Golberg for the title at WrestleMania 33 in April 2017.

Below are photos and videos from tonight’s big title change:

 

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