Last week, WWE decided to bring back former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar one week earlier than expected. Lesnar — who has been off of WWE TV since March — will challenge Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at next month’s Battleground pay-per-view.
Brock Lesnar was originally scheduled to make his return to WWE television on tonight’s RAW, and even though WWE brought him back earlier than expected, Lesnar is still being advertised for tonight’s show in Indianapolis, Indiana.
There have been plenty of rumors surrounding the Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins match at Payback, and there have been people wondering if Rollins and Lesnar will have a rematch at SummerSlam. Well, it appears that they will have a rematch at SummerSlam, which means that the rumored Rollins vs. Triple H match won’t be happening any time soon, and that Lesnar could very well end up winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at either Battleground or SummerSlam.
Several weeks ago, it was reported that Brock Lesnar would be working an event on July 4 in Japan, which will be shown on the WWE Network. His opponent will be none other than Kofi Kingston. The match isn’t expected to last very long. As a matter of fact, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported that WWE isn’t planning on having the match last longer than four minutes.
On top of Lesnar confronting Seth Rollins again tonight, there’s a chance that WWE could have him be confronted by The New Day, because the July 4 show on the WWE Network is coming sooner than the Battleground show.
According to the WWE events page, Brock Lesnar is going to appear on four out of the next five episodes of RAW, including tonight. So, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of “The Beast,” which is a very rare thing.
WWE’s decision to bring Lesnar back early is based on their disappointing ratings, and, they’re looking at Lesnar as somewhat of a quick fix. There’s also a chance that they’ve finally decided to pay Lesnar to come in for extra dates that he’s not contractually obligated to appear at. The event in Japan on July 4 is an indicator of that, as Lesnar was not originally scheduled to appear there, and he’s the reason why the originally planned house show is being shown on the WWE Network.
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