With his indefinite suspension lifted, Brock Lesnar was able to make his comeback in the latest episode of SmackDown. The former Universal champion was involved in a segment with Sami Zayn, forced by him to challenge Roman Reigns that same evening.
'The Beast Incarnate' had a brief conversation with Sonya Deville backstage to make sure the match was formalized in time. Shortly before the start of the main event, Lesnar demolished poor Sami Zayn with a sequence of Suplexes and knocked him out with a couple of F-5s.
At that point, Reigns stepped into the ring and had no trouble taking the win. The 'Tribal Chief' and Brock Lesnar will clash again on 'Day 1', the pay-per-view that will be staged on January 1, 2022. During the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell made some interesting remarks about the new chapter in the rivalry between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
Update on Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns
“Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar are set to face off in the first pay-per-view of 2022. As I see it, we're going to see more involvement from Paul Heyman. I'm not ruling out that Heyman can help Brock Lesnar get the Universal title back.
It would perhaps be the most logical development” - revealed Mantell. WWE is betting heavily on the feud between the two of them, setting aside the other superstars on the roster. "The truth is that there is no one who comes close to their level.
They've spent so much time building the storyline between Reigns and Lesnar that no one else can match their appeal. I believe that the fault lies with the management ”- Dutch analyzed. The latter threw a jab at Nick Khan: "I don't think he understands anything about wrestling.
He does not have the slightest knowledge of this business, it is very evident. He is limited only to following the orders of Vince McMahon, who still plays a leading role in the sector of creative choices. Either way, people need to take it into their heads that WWE is acting in the interest of its shareholders."
This means that the storyline will likely extend until WrestleMania 38. Brock Lesnar is advertised for the 2022 Royal Rumble, and many expect him to participate in the namesake match - one that he hasn't won since 2003.
However, Lesnar could be the favorite to win the Royal Rumble for the second time in his career and go on to headline WrestleMania once more against Roman Reigns.