[Report] Possible Spoiler On Plans For Brock Lesnar When He Returns
Brock Lesnar’s last WWE appearance took place 14 months ago, but several reports and signs suggest that he’ll be back before long.
Lesnar’s deal with the WWE reportedly expired last summer. His longtime manager, Paul Heyman, now works as the “Special Counsel” to Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Needless to say, there’s plenty of anticipation around Lesnar’s inevitable return to the company. For what it’s worth, he was recently relisted as an active WWE superstar.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer talked about the rumored SummerSlam between Lesnar and current WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. According to Meltzer, that date “has not been approached to Lesnar.” Meltzer wrote “The obvious angle right now for a Lesnar return is a storyline involving Heyman and thus Reigns.”
Multiple reports have suggested that Lesnar will return for SummerSlam, scheduled to take place on Aug. 21. The location will be revealed during tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes pre-show on NBC. It’s widely believed that Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, will hold the event. Lesnar wasn’t on the card for last year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view, but he’s usually featured in one of the show’s main event matches.
Lesnar and Reigns headlined WrestleMania 31 (Seth Rollins won that match after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract), WrestleMania 34 and SummerSlam 2018 (Reigns beat him for the first time). Lesnar also had a successful title defense over Reigns at the Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Lesnar’s Last Match With Reigns
It’s been almost three years since the two superstars last squared off. Reigns defeated Lesnar via pinfall at SummerSlam 2018 to become the new Universal Champion. Of course, Reigns was portraying a babyface character at the time, but he’s now the company’s top heel. Throw that in with the Paul Heyman factor, and one could argue that a Reigns-Lesnar program would be far more enticing in 2021 compared to 2018. We’ll just have to wait and see how things play out in the coming weeks leading up to Aug. 21.