Babyface Brock Lesnar is something else.
As noted, “The Beast Incarnate” captured the WWE Championship by emerging victorious in the WWE Day 1 main event on Saturday night.
The longtime WWE veteran was a late-addition to what became a Fatal-5-Way title showdown, with Big E. defending against Lesnar, Bobby Lashley, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins as a result of Roman Reigns being pulled from the event after testing positive for COVID-19.
Lesnar scored the pin fall victory on the man who walked into the show with the title, as he picked up the 1-2-3 over former champion Big E. after connecting with his F-5 finishing move. The show went off the air with Lesnar celebrating his win in the ring with his WWE Championship title belt.
Following the show, Lesnar seemingly hung around for a while, as several photos have emerged on social media that show a jolly-looking beast putting forth his most photogenic side, as he snapped pictures with a number of fans at ringside and on the way to the backstage area at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Once he passed through the curtains, the photo-taking didn’t stop there. Additional post-show images surfaced that featured the former NCAA Division I national champion and former UFC Heavyweight Champion meeting up backstage with fellow amateur wrestling standout, recent Olympic gold medalist and the first-ever WWE N.I.L. (name, image and likeness) signee Gable Steveson.
As seen during the WWE Day 1 show on Saturday evening, Steveson and his brother, Bobby (a.k.a. WWE newcomer Damon Kemp), were seated in the front row throughout the event. Once the event wrapped up, the duo visited the backstage area, where Gable snapped a picture with Lesnar, and his brother Bobby (Damon Kemp) took one with Paul Heyman.
Featured below are all of the aforementioned photos of Brock Lesnar from WWE Day 1, including his meet-up with Gable Steveson backstage after the show, several shots of him making extremely animated / intense facial reactions while taking photos with multiple fans throughout the arena, as well as video footage of his title victory in the WWE Championship Fatal-5-Way main event.
For our complete, near-10,000-word live-written report from the first-ever special event added as a new stop on WWE’s annual pay-per-view calendar, check out our own reporter Matt Boone’s (@MattBoone0709) detailed WWE DAY 1 RESULTS FROM STATE FARM ARENA IN ATLANTA, GA. (1/1/2022) right here at eWrestling.com.
Some more #pictures and #images of #TheBeast #BrockLesnar celebrating becoming #WWEChampion after #WWE #Day1 goes off-the-air from #Atlanta, GA. on #NewYearsDay on #Saturday (#MUSTSEE!!!) (#WrestlingCommunity) (#WWEDayOne) (#Wrestling)
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) January 3, 2022
— Thomas D Bradley (@ThomasDBradley) January 2, 2022
This Brock is just different. pic.twitter.com/8zzbSdjPEr
— Ryan Pappolla (@BodieIsRyan) January 2, 2022
— B/R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) January 2, 2022
— Gable Steveson (@GableSteveson) January 2, 2022
— Bobby Steveson (@damonkempwwe) January 2, 2022
DK En route #WWEDay1
— Bobby Steveson (@damonkempwwe) January 1, 2022
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your new favorite superstar-DK pic.twitter.com/C5W9dZPDEV
— Bobby Steveson (@damonkempwwe) December 25, 2021
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