2022 WWE Day 1 results: Brock Lesnar pins Big E to win WWE championship in wild main event

Brock Lesnar ended the pay per view event by winning the championship by putting Big E down with an F-5 to score the pin.

Brock Lesnar with the WWE Championship, Image credit: Twitter/WWE
By Amruth Kalidas | Jan 3, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

One hour before the Day 1 kick off show began; the event underwent a radical transformation with the news that Roman Reigns had tested positive for COVID-19 and was out of his universal championship defense against Brock Lesnar. Lesnar was subsequently added to the WWE championship match, turning the bout into a fatal five-way featuring champion Big E, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley and Lesnar.

Despite not being in the match just hours before, Lesnar ended the night winning the championship by putting Big E down with an F-5 to score the pin. It was a shocking finish to a Day 1 event that saw plenty of good action from start to finish.

But no moment will stand out like Lesnar’s title win, which likely sets up a champion vs. champion WrestleMania main event between Lesnar and Reigns.

2022 WWE Day 1 main event results

Raw Tag Team Championship — RK-Bro (c) vs. The Street Profits: 

Migos were in RK-Bro’s corner, making the ring walk with the champions. After the Profits got the upper hand on Riddle early, Riddle tagged in Randy Orton to a massive pop. Orton slowed down the quick-hitting offense of the Profits with a thumb to the eye of Montez Ford. Riddle continued to be the weak link in the team, repeatedly losing momentum for his team when he was tagged in. Orton took a hot tag and went on a run that included a double hanging DDT, but Ford managed to send Orton crashing shoulder-first into the ring post before hitting a dive over the ring post onto both members of RK-Bro. After some back-and-forth between Orton and Ford, Riddle entered the ring to pop Ford into the air and into an Orton RKO as the champions retained.

WWE Championship — Big E (c) vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar: 

Rollins and Owens tried to team up on Lesnar from the opening bell, but Lesnar hit both men with a series of German suplexes before Big E jumped in the ring and took Lesnar out with a pair of clotheslines. After driving Big E into the ring post, Lashley speared Lesnar through the ringside barricade. Rollins and Owens teamed up to first take out Lashley and then Lesnar, with Rollins holding Lesnar down outside the ring while Owens came off the apron with a frog splash. The duo then drove the ring steps into the heads of Lashley and Lesnar. The announce desk did not make it far into the match, with Big E using a uranage to drive Lashley through it.

Lesnar eventually made his way back into the match, hitting Rollins, Big E and Owens with F-5s before turning into a spear from Lashley for a near fall. Big E hit Lashley with a Big Ending and tried to do the same to Lesnar, only for Lesnar to counter into an F-5 for the victory.

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