Brock Lesnar made his umpteenth return to WWE on last week's episode of SmackDown. The episode saw the 'Tribal Chief' face off and defeat Riddle in a match valid for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Despite the good performance of 'The Original Bro', the former Shield member reiterated that he is the best wrestler around and clinched a valuable victory.
Just as Bloodline and Paul Heyman were about to leave the ring, the music of the Beast rang out to general amazement. Lesnar gave Reigns his devastating F-5 before lashing out at the Usos. We will see a new chapter in their rivalry at SummerSlam, the most important pay-per-view of the summer.
In the latest edition of the 'Hall of Fame' podcast, Booker T commented on Brock's return after several months of absence.
Booker T opens up on Brock Lesnar
“It was obviously a big surprise. Nobody thought that Brock Lesnar would be back at that moment, there had been no signs in the previous days and hours.
WWE has the option to call Brock just before a show and tell him a check is ready for him. I think the management has made a good move in view of SummerSlam” - analyzed Booker T. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer also spoke of Jeff Hardy: “The video of his arrest caught me off guard.
I was convinced that he was stopped at midnight or later, but it was ten in the morning or so. The agents approached him and took out their service weapons. The way things had turned out, it went well for Jeff. If a fight had broken out with Hardy in that state, I don't know how it would have turned out."
Konnan echoed: “Jeff wasn't supposed to be used every single week. AEW was supposed to use it once a month if not once every two months. He is no longer able to be a full-time superstar”. The Beast and The Tribal Chief have done battle many times over the years, but it will be the first time they will lock horns in a Last Man Standing contest.
Having lost the WWE Championship to the latter at WrestleMania 38 thanks to Paul Heyman, Lesnar will be looking for revenge. His winning the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship will shake the product to its core. Roman Reigns' current schedule is not exactly a full-time one.
His commitments outside WWE mean he cannot show up every week. This means the product will not have its top champion at times, given that he holds both world titles.