ROMAN REIGNS may have been legitimately injured in his WWE unification fight with Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.
The SmackDown star, 36, was heard shouting "it's out" in the final stages of his showdown with long-term rival Lesnar.
And fans were left underwhelmed by the sudden end to the fight, which was billed by the WWE as 'the biggest WrestleMania match of all time'.
Reigns was clutching his shoulder after breaking out of a hold from Lesnar, who had almost forced his opponent to tap out.
Eagled-eyes fans spotted snaps on WWE's coverage which suggests there was something very real going on with Reigns' shoulder, which looks swollen and red.
But the unified champion didn't show any pain during his celebrations, raising his titles to a deafening ovation in Arlington.
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The abrupt end to the fight came just after the 12-minute mark, fuelling speculation that the much-hyped showdown had been cut short.
There is history between the two fighters and Reigns got in an impressive spear to finish things off.
And while some fans felt that it was a letdown following the weeks of waiting, many were unsure if Reigns' apparent injury had anything to do with the hasty conclusion.
One wrote: "If he was truly injured he wouldn't be raising two titles over his shoulders."
While another added: "Still manages to do the spear and lift the titles fine yeah? It's called selling and it clearly worked with the amount of people thinking it's a legit injury."
But one raged: "That was the most anticlimactic garbage".
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Others were convinced that the injury looked legit and we could have been in for a potentially epic finale if it hadn't occurred.
One said: "You could see Roman needed to call it early. He couldn't go on. People need to stop complaining about the match and see he was hurt."
A further WWE fan wrote: "Oh s***, you could hear Roman saying "it's out, it's out" to Heyman, but I thought he was just selling."
Reigns is now a six-time world champion in WWE and the first superstar to hold both the WWE Championship and WWE Universal Championship simultaneously.
It's been an eventful weekend at Wrestlemania 38, where even 76-year-old Vince McMahon took to the ring.
The WWE chairman sensationally punted a FOOTBALL into ex-NFL star Pat McAfee during their entertaining fight.
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