As noted in our live report recap, WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Kane in around 35 seconds at last night’s WWE live event in Chicago, Illinois.
In what was WWE’s first appearance at the United Center in well over a decade, Lesnar made an appearance that lasted only minutes after a scheduled appearance on RAW this past Monday night following Elimination Chamber never took place.
Paul Heyman took to Twitter before the event, noting that Lesnar would still be fulfilling all contractual obligations with the company by appearing at the live event in Chicago. This all appears to be part of the storyline heading into WrestleMania 34 this year where Lesnar will defend the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns, playing up that Lesnar is only showing up when he feels like it and having Reigns play into that in promos.
Despite these fairly obvious storyline plans by WWE heading into the biggest event of the year in a few weeks in New Orleans, fans who attended the live event on Saturday night in Chicago were reportedly not pleased with the fact that Lesnar was in and out of the the ring in only minutes. Video was uploaded to Twitter of the entire match with Kane, including audible disappointment from those in attendance.
— Kristen (@IHeartCrosby) March 4, 2018
— James James (@Jamesspunk) March 4, 2018
WWE also uploaded footage to Twitter as well of the match.
— WWE (@WWE) March 4, 2018
It should be noted that the actual main event last night featured John Cena vs. Roman Reigns. So while fans may have been unhappy with Lesnar’s quick appearance, it didn’t close the show and was the fifth match on the card in Chicago.