SummerSlam concluded a gripping feud between Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes this past Saturday. With "The American Nightmare" securing victory in their final face-off, the arena watched in awe as Lesnar, in a gesture of sportsmanship, raised Rhodes' hand, celebrating the 2023 men's Royal Rumble winner in the heart of the squared circle.
Following this dramatic turn of events, Dave Meltzer, the respected voice behind Wrestling Observer, delved into the immediate future of "The Beast Incarnate." Addressing the widespread speculation on Lesnar's imminent WWE plans, Meltzer disclosed on the "Wrestling Observer Radio" show, "While Brock was initially set to feature in an upcoming pay-per-view this year, those plans seem to have shifted.
He's taking a hiatus now, and we shouldn't expect him in the ring anytime in the upcoming months. That said, his return during the WrestleMania season is nearly certain. So fans need not worry — he will be back."
"Lesnar's Selective WWE Engagements"
It's worth noting that since his 2012 re-entry into WWE, Brock Lesnar has maintained a part-time presence.
Operating on a select schedule, "The Beast" graces the WWE universe with his participation only on particular dates, wrestling in just a few matches annually. This selective approach has heightened the anticipation of each Lesnar appearance, turning every one of his bouts into must-watch events.
Reflecting on his journey this year, Lesnar, the formidable two-time Royal Rumble victor, has already showcased his prowess in six spellbinding contests, and the year started with him stepping into the fierce fray of the 2023 men's Royal Rumble.
However, his trajectory fell downward when he faced a disqualification loss against the indomitable Bobby Lashley at the Elimination Chamber. Not deterred, Lesnar locked horns with Omos, resulting in a colossal showdown on the second evening of WrestleMania 39.
Post-WrestleMania 39, the WWE landscape altered when Lesnar and Rhodes ignited a feud on "WWE Raw," setting the stage for the riveting series of events that unfolded at SummerSlam. The WWE Universe now eagerly awaits the next chapter in Brock Lesnar's illustrious career.