Backstage details on Brock Lesnar's return
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 526
Brock Lesnar's appearances always cause a stir and there's no denying they have a gigantic impact. 'The Beast Incarnate' hasn't set foot in the ring since November 5, 2022, when he faced and defeated Bobby Lashley at Crown Jewel in a match that raised more than a few controversies.
2022 was a year full of ups and downs for the former Universal champion, who tried in every way to break the hegemony of Roman Reigns. Brock brought a new version of the character to life and endeared himself to the WWE Universe, but was defeated by the 'Tribal Chief' at both WrestleMania 38 and SummerSlam.
While WWE has yet to announce when he will return to wrestle, the new Royal Rumble poster appears to reveal his presence at the San Antonio show on Saturday, January 28. Lesnar has almost always shone at the Rumble and is among the seven wrestlers capable of winning the royal brawl at least twice.
New details on Brock Lesnar
The 2023 Royal Rumble is reportedly set to break the ticket sales record set in 2017, according to Fightful Select. The 2023 Royal Rumble was also held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas five years ago.
The probable participation of Brock Lesnar in the first major PPV of 2023 further increases the expectation. In a long interview granted to Bill Apter for Sportskeeda, Kurt Angle spent beautiful words for Brock Lesnar: “The Beast is one of the most fearsome opponents he has ever faced.
We are talking about an athlete who is capable of destroying any rival who gets in front of him. There has never been anyone more dominant than him in this business. He is a dangerous individual. He wears you down with Suplexes and – if you get caught in his grip – you have no escape.
I was always trying to counter his suplexes with my own suplexes. I succeeded in most cases. I beat Lesnar for the world title at SummerSlam 2003, if I remember correctly. He took his revenge at WrestleMania 19. Brock Lesnar is one of the best wrestlers he's ever worked with." According to Vince Russo, Brock once risked the wrath of the 10-time WWE world champion by failing to acknowledge him during a phone call.
"I get a call from Kurt Angle," Russo said. "And Kurt said to me, 'Vince, what did you do?' And I'm like, 'Kurt, what are you talking about what did you do?' 'What did you say to Brock Lesnar?' I'm like, 'What?' He goes, 'Vince, this guy wants to kill you.
You call him to speak to Rena [Sable's real name], you don't introduce yourself to him, you don't have a conversation with him, and he says you totally disrespected him and now he wants to kill you.' "