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WWE WrestleMania 38: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns - DraftKings Sportsbook Free to Play Pool Analysis

Steve Buchanan dives into some of the questions included on the DraftKings Sportsbook free to play pool for Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38.

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One of the most anticipated main events in WrestleMania history is set to take place on Sunday, April 3rd. The culmination of this epic two-day event will feature WWE Champion Brock Lesnar against WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. It’s WINNER TAKE ALL, as this will unify the two most prestigious titles in WWE history. On DraftKings, you can participate in a FREE to enter pool, where you simply answer 10 questions about this matchup and potentially win your share of the massive $25,000 prize pool.

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Who will win?

-Brock Lesnar
-Roman Reigns

The first question in this free-to-play pool gets right to the nitty-gritty. Who is going to walk out of WrestleMania 38 with both titles? These two are no strangers to each other and have been involved in matches together seven times. Two of those matches were with other competitors, as they met at Fastlane 2016 in a Triple Threat match and a Fatal 4-way at SummerSlam 2017. The other matches were all singles, and were as follows:

WrestleMania 31 (2015) - Winner: Seth Rollins (cashed in Money in the Bank)
WrestleMania 34 (2018)- Winner: Brock Lesnar
Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 - Winner: Brock Lesnar
SummerSlam 2018 - Winner: Roman Reigns
Crown Jewel 2021 - Winner: Roman Reigns

Reigns may have the win in the last two matchups, but he hasn’t beaten Lesnar at WrestleMania. I think this is where that changes. Having three straight victories against someone like Lesnar seems impossible but this is a completely different Reigns we’re dealing with. When Reigns walks to the ring on April 3rd, he’ll have carried the Universal Title for 579 days. He’s currently the longest-reigning Universal Champion in WWE history back in January, ironically, passing Brock Lesnar, who held it for 503 days. It hasn’t been easy sledding for Reigns as champion, taking down some big foes like John Cena, Goldberg, Kevin Owens and Edge, amongst others. This version of Reigns looks unstoppable and while Lesnar poses as one of, if not the biggest threat to end this run, I think Reigns walks out as the unified champion.

Method of victory


This really comes down to who you think is going to win. If you’re leaning toward Lesnar winning, there is no other method to take than pinfall. Let’s be honest, when was the last time Lesnar ended a match with a submission? It HAS happened but you have to go back to the 2019 Crown Jewel event when Lesnar made Cain Velasquez submit to the Kimura Lock. So, it’s not totally out of the question but it’s a rarity. If you like Lesnar to win, it should be by pinfall.

If you’re like me and think Reigns will win, it gets a bit more complicated. Reigns can submit his opponent and recently did so against Goldberg at Elimination Chamber. Reigns locked in the Guillotine, rendering him unconscious to end the match. It was another notch under the belt for Reigns and further complicated this question. That being said, Reigns does pin his opponent more often than not. This does give you some wiggle room if you’re incorrect about the winner (if you side with Reigns) and Lesnar earns the win by pinfall.

Which move will be successfully hit first?


I’ll never forget the matchup at WrestleMania 31. Lesnar came out on fire and hit an F5 on Reigns within the first minute of the match. History repeated itself at WrestleMania 34 when Lesnar once again immediately threw a barrage of offense on Reigns. Lesnar also came out fast and furious at Crown Jewel, which allowed him to start using his patented German suplex numerous times on Reigns. If Reigns is going to win this match, he needs to get out to a quick start, something we’ve rarely seen out of him in these matches. With that in mind, I think Roman hits a Spear before Lesnar is able to get an F5.

How many times will Brock Lesnar successfully hit an F5?

-Over 1.5
-Under 1.5

How many Spears will be successfully hit by Reigns?

-Over 1.5
-Under 1.5

I’m putting these two questions together because I like the over on both of them. This match is bigger than any of these men have been in before. For Lesnar, this is bigger than his matchup against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30, when he shockingly ended the streak. For Reigns, this is a bigger matchup than when he defeated John Cena last year at SummerSlam, which was his biggest threat to losing his Universal Championship. One spear or one F5 is not going to do the trick on either man. It took three F5’s from Lesnar to take down the Undertaker at WrestleMania. Reigns needed multiple spears (and a shot with the title belt) at Crown Jewel to take down Lesnar in their most recent matchup. These men are going to throw everything at each other, so I’m going over 1.5 on both.

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