Brock Lesnar has made his umpteenth return to WWE, generating mixed opinions among fans and insiders. Almost everyone thought that the feud between the Beast and Roman Reigns had ended after the victory obtained by the 'Tribal Chief' at WrestleMania 38, but the former Universal champion does not want to give up.
WWE has already announced that there will be a new chapter in their heated rivalry at SummerSlam, where the two will face off in a 'Last Man Standing Match' The biggest pay-per-view of the summer will take place on Saturday 30 July at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brock and Roman already clashed in the SummerSlam main event four years ago. In that circumstance, Reigns established himself by ending his 503-day reign as the Universal Champion of his opponent. In a recent interview with Title Match Wrestling, ECW legend Sabu revealed that he would love to fight Brock Lesnar.
Sabu on facing Brock Lesnar
"My dream opponent for the last match of my career would be Brock Lesnar," confided Sabu. “I know full well it will never happen, but I love Brock. We don't even know each other, but I like his style and the way he works.
He doesn't do anything I do. We are poles apart in some ways, which is why I find it so fascinating. I want to get in the ring with someone who doesn't make the same mistakes as me” - he added. Former WWE manager Jim Cornette commented on yet another return of the Beast: “WWE had no other choice.
Injuries to Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes forced the company to make quick decisions ahead of SummerSlam. They've already moved Money in the Bank from the stadium to the arena, they don't want history to repeat itself for SummerSlam.
Right now, Lesnar is the only credible opponent for Roman Reigns and the Bloodline. Brock sells tickets, draws public attention and will allow the company to make a splash at SummerSlam. Many people have criticized this choice, but no one has proposed valid alternatives”.
While Cole referred to the Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar rivalry as one of the defining feuds of the last decade, many feel that it ran its course a long time ago. The SummerSlam match will be the seventh bout between the two behemoths.
WrestleMania 38 could have been the conclusion of their rivalry. But reports stated that since Reigns' original SummerSlam opponent Randy Orton is out with an injury (presumably for the rest of 2022), WWE was forced to bring back The Beast Incarnate.