Brock Lesnar’s last stint in WWE took place prior to Royal Rumble and ended with WrestleMania 32, and it was one of the longest straight runs he’s had in years. Now, he’s out of the picture again, and fans simply want to know when he’s going to be back. Some advertisements have not only revealed his in-ring return, but also a first in the career of Brock Lesnar.
While WWE has yet to make any official word on when Lesnar will be back in the ring, the Wrestling Observer is reporting that he’s going to be working the WWE Live Event in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 29. Local advertisements state that he will indeed be on the card.
It’s true that WWE has not announced he will be at the event, but the Blaisdell Arena where the event will be held hasn’t said anything yet either. The official website for the arena does have a preview of the event in late June, and it says nothing about Lesnar at all.
“For the 1st time in nearly 7 years, WWE LIVE will make a stop at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Arena on Wed, June 29, 2016. This will be your chance to see your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas LIVE! SEE: Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Bray Wyatt, New Day, Kevin Owens, The Usos, AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, Charlotte plus many more!”
If he does actually appear at the WWE live event, then this would be the first time he’s ever competed in Hawaii as a performer. Throughout his entire career, Lesnar has not fought a match in Hawaii with WWE or during his time as an MMA fighter.
It should be noted that both Shinsuke Nakamura and NXT Women’s Champion Asuka are listed in the arena’s preview. The matches they are in are not yet known, but it is possible that WWE could air this as a live special on WWE Network like Beast in the East or Roadblock.
The Live Events page on WWE.com lists the same names that the shared in the preview, and both Nakamura and Asuka are featured. As of now, they are the only two NXT talents being advertised for the event.
This is also going to be WWE’s first show in Hawaii since 2010. It’s possible that they may want to make it as big as possible and could feature it as a WWE Network live show.
WWE will head to Tokyo, Japan, with the same crew on July 1 and July 2, so that could be the reason why Nakamura and Asuka are going along with them. It’s not yet known if Lesnar will be accompanying them to Japan.
If Brock Lesnar doesn’t return to WWE live events or television before the event in Hawaii, this would likely be the way to begin his program for SummerSlam. That event is set to take place at the Barclays Center in New York on August 21.
Should Bray Wyatt’s injury be something that isn’t serious, then he could be back before this time as well. That being said, it may be time for WWE to finally begin the program between him and Lesnar, which has been building for months.
While anything could change between now and the end of June, it seems that could be the time when Brock Lesnar returns. WWE used up a lot of his dates for 2016 already, but since they still want to have him for the bigger pay-per-views such as SummerSlam and Survivor Series, they need to use him sparingly. Lesnar in Hawaii sounds like a dream to fans, but it will be a nightmare for his opponent.
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