Brock Lesnar recently returned to WWE shocking audiences at SummerSlam, the most anticipated event of the summer, staged in Las Vegas on August 21. The former Universal champion never set foot in the ring after his defeat to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36, only to become a free agent a few months later.
Over the last year, there had been a lot of rumors about the future of the 'Beast' There was also talk of a possible landing in All Elite Wrestling, but Tony Khan's company finally turned to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
Lesnar entered the closing segment of SummerSlam to challenge Roman Reigns, who had just beaten John Cena in the evening's main event. The showdown between the two is likely to take place at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia or directly at the Survivor Series.
Dave Meltzer, a well-known and authoritative correspondent for 'Wrestling Observer', revealed the main reason that he would have induced AEW not to offer a contract to Brock.
Brock Lesnar is scheduled to return to WWE SmackDown this week
“There have been a lot of rumors about a possible deal between Brock Lesnar and All Elite Wrestling, but the truth is that it would have been a nonsense move.
AEW is a young company and everyone knows very well that the Beast's appearances are limited and occasional, without forgetting that his engagement is not exactly insignificant. Beyond the initial shock that Lesnar's debut in AEW would have provoked, it wouldn't have been worth it in the long run,” explained Meltzer.
Brock Lesnar is the only athlete in history to have won a world title in mixed martial arts, professional wrestling, and collegiate wrestling. His resume includes five WWE Championships, a UFC Heavyweight Championship, and an NCAA Division I Heavyweight Championship.
'The Beast Incarnate' reported that - during his early years in WWE - he had become addicted to alcohol and painkillers, so much so that he repeatedly admitted that he did not remember anything about the events that took place between 2002 and 2004.
Brock Lesnar's appearance on SmackDown at Madison Square Garden will be special in many ways. The Beast Incarnate could look to make it even more special by making a monumental announcement on SmackDown. Lesnar showing up on Friday night and cutting a promo alone in the ring could signal that he's ready for a solid face run without his former advocate Paul Heyman.
He could then announce that he's back on SmackDown for a full-time run on the brand. One of Lesnar's biggest criticisms is him not being around for the weekly shows. A change in his schedule could do wonders for the company.