Brock Lesnar was originally scheduled to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship but the champion was omitted from the show after testing positive for COVID-19.
Thus, the heavyweight was inserted in the WWE Championship Match and defeated Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley and former title-holder Big E in a Fatal 5-Way Match at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Beast became only the fifth star to become world champion across three different decades after Hulk Hogan, Randy Orton, The Rock and Triple H.
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion first won the WWE title in 2002 when he defeated Dwayne Johnson at SummerSlam.
The 44-year-old returned to Vince McMahon’s promotion in 2012 following his three-year stint at UFC and quickly recaptured the title.
Last week’s triumph has taken the American bruiser’s tally to a total of nine world title reigns.
The former Universal Champion has beaten some of the best professional wrestlers in the history of the sport, such as John Cena, Kurt Angle, CM Punk and many more.
The MMA hero also made history in 2014 when he ended The Undertaker’s legendary winning streak at WrestleMania 30.
Lesnar’s second WWE stint saw him falling out of favour in the eyes of the WWE Universe because of his part-time schedule.
Ever since his face turn last summer, however, he has repackaged his character with a new look and attitude that has won over the crowd.
The MMA hero is now expected to play a big part in the upcoming Royal Rumble as well as WrestleMania 38.
Mania is expected to be a two-part show once more and will take place on April 2 and 3 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.