• Roman Reigns is hoping SummerSlam 2022 will be his last match with Brock Lesnar
  • Reigns and Lesnar faced each other four times prior in a singles match
  • Lesnar's final match may also be happening at the event

Roman Reigns drastically changed the course of his career when he turned heel during the height of WWE’s Thunderdome era and saw his star rise even higher when he captured both the WWE and Universal Championships at the conclusion of WrestleMania 38 Night 2.

For the better part of his career, Reigns has been linked to Brock Lesnar and their upcoming match this Saturday, July 30 at SummerSlam will mark their fifth one-on-one encounter since having their first singles match together at WrestleMania 34 in 2018.

In a recent appearance on the Today Show, Reigns is hoping that this will be his final encounter with Lesnar.

“I hope it’s the last time. It hurts. It’s brutal being in the ring with Brock [Lesnar]. He’s a big ol’ country boy and has such a great, legitimate background,” Reigns initially remarked.

“He started as an amateur wrestler, all the way through the collegiate ranks, into the UFC, heavyweight champion. He’s dominated WWE for a long time. The only problem he has is Roman Reigns showed up and took over. It’s going to be great.”

While his match with Lesnar is expected to be a barn burner because of the last man standing match stipulation, WWE going to the well one too many times has caused fans to fatigue with seeing Lesnar and Reigns in the main event.

One thing fans have going for them in this matter though is that Triple H was recently named the new head of WWE’s creative, and many expect him to do big things in this new role, including mixing up the title picture.

Reigns and Lesnar do have solid chemistry together inside the ring thanks to their hard-hitting move sets, but the repetitive nature of their matches prevents fans from fully suspending disbelief.

Lesnar’s WWE run might also be on its last legs too after it was revealed that he left the July 22 episode of SmackDown following Vince McMahon’s surprise retirement.

He did return to do the show though, but with how close he is to McMahon, the 2022 edition of SummerSlam might be the final chapter in his stellar career.

With all things considered, the outcome of their last man standing match will surely determine which direction Triple H will want to steer the company into moving forward.