Brock Lesnar made his umpteenth return to WWE in the latest segment of SummerSlam, which took place just over a week ago in Las Vegas. The former Universal champion stepped into the ring at the end of the main event between John Cena and Roman Reigns to challenge the latter.
With the cameras off, the Beast lashed out at the leader of the 'Cenation', knocking him out with a devastating F-5. In the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, well-known correspondent Dave Meltzer reported that Brock's said to have signed a deal with WWE of 8-12 appearances, to be spread over the remainder of his contract.
"The people we spoke to told us that Lesnar should stay in WWE for about a year and a half, with a total of eight matches to play" - the colleagues of 'Fightful Select' had illustrated. It is likely that Brock will also take part in Crown Jewel, the highly anticipated event that will take place in Saudi Arabia in October.
Charlie Haas talks about Brock Lesnar
During a lengthy interview with Sportskeeda, former WWE wrestler Charlie Haas was asked about his work experience with Brock Lesnar in 2002-2003. 'The Beast Incarnate' would later leave the company in 2004, while Haas remained with the company for many more years until his release in early 2010.
“Brock Lesnar is an absolutely exceptional man. I remember once we even rode together listening to country music. He is a country boy, just like I am. We both love cold beer and country music. He wants to be the best, he trains hard, much more than people imagine.
He's quite reserved, he only opens up to the people he really cares about, especially if he realizes you're the genuine type. He and I have always gotten along very well because of our background, I think he has influenced a lot for the purpose of our relationship" - said Haas.
Despite his return to SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar will not be Roman Reigns' next opponent for the Universal title. As is well known, Finn Balor will be the challenger to the 'Tribal Chief' in the next episode of SmackDown. Former WWE commentator and executive Jim Ross answered fans’ questions at a Q&A with Shawn Michaels in Manchester, England in 2015.
A recap of the event from Wrestling Inc. featured an interesting comment from Ross about Lesnar’s reluctance to defeat his legendary opponent. “The Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak ending is discussed, and Michaels admits that he wasn't a fan of the decision, and neither was JR,” the report stated.
“JR talked about Brock Lesnar not wanting to beat the streak and asking to lose the match, but the decision had been made”.