Due to the amount of weekly content that is produced, WWE has a hard time keeping their performers fresh. In the past, guys like John Cena have suffered from overexposure, as the fans get tired of seeing the same old thing every single week, and because of that, their are very few true superstars in WWE.
Someone who is not overexposed due to the nature of his contract, is the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who has been of off WWE television since late-March because he was indefinitely suspended by Stephanie McMahon. Since then, nobody has really known when Lesnar was going to be brought back, or how WWE would explain lifting his suspension. All anybody really knew is that Lesnar would likely be returning before this August’s SummerSlam, because Lesnar typically works that event.
Well, now we have an official return date for Lesnar, as Bankers Life Fieldhouse posted on their Twitter that Brock Lesnar would be on the June 22 show, which will be held at the Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It’ll be the first time Lesnar has been on WWE television since March 30.
Brock Lesnar is also being advertised for the June 22 show on the WWE’s official website, but, of course, like everything else in WWE, this is subject to change.
It’s expected that Lesnar’s next match won’t be until SummerSlam in August, where he’ll likely take on Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Also, it’s expect that the loser of that match will go on to win the Royal Rumble in January, and the feud between the two will culminate in a match at WrestleMania 32.
The last time Lesnar was on WWE television, he was by far the hottest character that WWE had, and has had in a very long time. After the show, former WWE play-by-play commentator compared Lesnar to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, which is pretty high praise considering that Austin was the biggest attraction in WWE history during his run in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Lesnar will likely be on WWE television on a semi-regular basis this summer, as he has been every summer since his return to WWE in 2012. If he does win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam, expect his title reign to be similar to last year’s, where he pretty much missed the last three months of 2014, and returned in January of this year.
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