Brock Lesnar's next appearance announced
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 1305
Brock Lesnar made his umpteenth return to WWE during the episode of SmackDown on June 17. The Beast stepped into the ring and handed a devastating F-5 to poor Roman Reigns, before lashing out at the other members of the Bloodline.
We will see a new chapter in the rivalry between Brock and Roman at SummerSlam, the most important pay-per-view of the summer. Lesnar has been the great ruler of SummerSlam for the past decade. He took part in the 'Biggest Party of the Summer' for six consecutive editions between 2014 and 2019, while last year he shocked everyone by making his return at the end of the main event.
In the latest episode of SmackDown, WWE announced that the former Universal Champion will return for the July 11th episode of Monday Night Raw.
Latest update on Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is expected to make a few more appearances before SummerSlam.
In a recent interview with Sportskeeda, Gerald Brisco revealed that Vince Mcmahon's company was not at all convinced of investing so much money in Lesnar at first. "There was a lot of resistance at the time. Brock was asking for a lot of money and not everyone was convinced it was worth it.
He wanted to sign a six-figure contract, which would be perfectly normal today, but in those days he wasn't. According to some experts, giving him that compensation amounted to destroying the entire WWE budget. I made him understand that Lesnar would make the company a lot of money.
We were faced with an athlete who passes once in a lifetime. Luckily they listened to me and the rest is history." According to wrestling expert Bill Apter, the Beast will dethrone the 'Tribal Chief' at SummerSlam: “I think Brock Lesnar is well-rested and his body is in perfect shape again now.
Roman Reigns is still at the top of the company, but I think he will have to bow to Lesnar's overwhelming power at SummerSlam. The clues lead me to speculate that Brock will be loud and set up a new kingdom”. In a few weeks, we will have the answer.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that they have been told this will not be the final time the two men will face each other. ''There has been a promotional push of this match as the last time ever meeting between the two, but we are told that they don’t think that’s official because what if we need it again due to an injury situation or another situation where they have someone fall out of a match like Orton did here and Lesnar is called because it’s such a big show,'' said Meltzer.