Former WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar, has remained noticeably absent from the wrestling scene since his appearance at SummerSlam 2023. Known for his preference for a secluded life in Canada and his absence from social media platforms, fans have been left eagerly anticipating his next move.
Speculations surrounding a surprise return at the upcoming Crown Jewel event can now be put to rest, as insiders confirm that such a scenario is unlikely. Renowned wrestling analyst, Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer, sheds light on the situation.
According to Meltzer, Lesnar is set to remain off the radar for the entirety of 2023. However, fans can expect to see the wrestling icon back in action either at Royal Rumble 2024 or during the events leading up to this flagship match.
"This is the inaugural Saudi event without Lesnar's participation," Meltzer shared. "His loss to Rhodes at SummerSlam was intentional, aligning with plans laid out months in advance for his hiatus until the Rumble season." Moreover, it has been confirmed that Lesnar is on the roster for Wrestlemania 40, ensuring his return to the WWE circuit in the run-up to this monumental event.
Another intriguing development to watch out for is whether Lesnar will make an appearance at the Elimination Chamber slated for February in Perth, Australia.
Lesnar's Championship Aspirations
Reflecting on his recent storylines, Lesnar's bout with Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam saw him elevate "The American Nightmare" with a strategic loss.
Given Lesnar's high-profile status, a title match could very well be in the offing upon his return. While his rivalry with Roman Reigns reached its crescendo in 2022, there's growing buzz about a potential face-off with Seth Rollins, especially if WWE opts to bring Lesnar into the championship arena.
With the Royal Rumble a good three months away, the wrestling community will need to bide their time before witnessing the return of the part-timer who has dominated the scene since his 2012 WWE comeback.