WWE is hurting big time and it's mostly due to incredible amount of injuries that have plagued the main roster. Making matters worse is that one big name (John Cena) is off for personal reasons and the majority of the injuries happened to main event level talents. Now, WWE has taken serious measures as the contract of the "Beast Incarnate" has been renegotiated and Brock Lesnar has been added to Monday Night Raw.
According to WrestleZone, Brock Lesnar has now been added to the Monday Night Raw on January 11, 2016, that will be taking place in New Orleans. This is in addition to the recently added dates of December 19 in Inglewood, CA, and January 8 in Houston, TX.
The thing about the two shows that had already been added to Lesnar's schedule is that they are both non-televised WWE Live Events. Some are thinking those could end up being more live specials on WWE Network, but no confirmed word has come about as of yet.
The thing about the new date for Raw in January is that it takes place just two weeks prior to the Royal Rumble. It will be interesting to see if Lesnar is going to enter the Rumble match itself. If he doesn't, then there's a good chance this will be the beginning of the build-up for whatever match he will have at WrestleMania 32.
With rumors that Roman Reigns will go into WrestleMania 32 as champion and face off with John Cena, it seems as if Lesnar may not be a part of the main event. Plans could change by then, but if he's not, then it will be interesting to see who he will face off against.
One possible option is for Lesnar to join the Rumble match and then just have an absolutely dominating performance. He wouldn't win though as someone would end up getting him eliminated in a dirty way and set up a feud of some sort.
Even though it's still a ways off, Lesnar's return is necessary right now. The injuries to Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Rusev, Lana, and others have really hurt any kind of short-term or long-term scheduling that WWE could try to put together, and things just got worse.
As reported by Cageside Seats, Cesaro will need to have shoulder surgery as he has a torn rotator cuff and it's going to put him out of action for quite some time. Actually, he'll likely be gone for anywhere from four to six months due to the surgery.
Hearing that @WWECesaro is having shoulder issues that will likely require surgery soon. If true, we wish him our best. Quality person.This is yet another huge blow for the company as they are losing so many big names and popular talents that could really hurt the card for WrestleMania 32. Cesaro has apparently been wrestling with the injury for a while now and the surgery is extremely necessary.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) November 22, 2015
John Cena isn't scheduled to be back from his requested time off - to film a reality show - until late in December. That has made the roster even weaker with less star power. There is the possibility that Cena ends up coming back a little early too as WWE needs him.
If not scheduled for any more before then, it looks as if the Monday Night Raw in New Orleans will be Brock Lesnar's television return for WWE. His comeback is needed and it wouldn't be shocking to see him come back soon as Survivor Series was severely lacking in star power and it obviously hurt the card.
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