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SummerSlam 2014: Brock Lesnar wins WWE title from John Cena

Brock Lesnar walks to his corner at the

Brock Lesnar walks to his corner at the end of the first round during his UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts title match against Shane Carwin at UFC 116 in Las Vegas on July 3, 2010. Credit: AP

Play-by-play announcer Michael Cole said it best.

"It wasn't even close."

Former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar destroyed John Cena Sunday night to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event at SummerSlam in Los Angeles.

Lesnar set the tone early, hitting his F5 finisher in the first 30 seconds of the match. Cena managed to kick out after a two-count, and Lesnar seemed more amused than disappointed, soon yelling "I'll kill you" at Cena for giving him another chance to deliver punishment.

A vicious beating ensued, with Lesnar giving Cena a total of 16 suplexes during the match.

At the point where referee Charles Robinson considered stopping the match, Lesnar lowered his guard to the point that Cena was able to put him in his STF submission manuever.

But Lesnar powered out, and soon delivered another F5 to Cena for the pin.

Lesnar's win comes four months after he ended the Undertaker's "streak" at WrestleMania XXX. The question now is how WWE will proceed with "The Beast" as the champ. Lesnar initally left WWE at least in part because of his unhappiness with pro wrestling's extensive travel.

In his recent WWE returns he has appeared only sparingly, and this year WWE used manager Paul Heyman's promos to keep Lesnar viable as an attraction when he was absent. It's a far cry from Cena, who over the years has maintained a full-time wrestling schedule while making movies and a hip-hop album.

New York Sports