When Brock Lesnar won the WWE Championship and took it to Monday Night Raw, fans thought he would be a prominent feature on the show. Those who have been following the promotion for any length of time, however, would know that wouldn’t be the case. Even though Lesnar has been a part of the last few pay-per-view events, he won’t be seen again on WWE television for quite some time.
Lesnar was drafted to Friday Night SmackDown and squashed Kofi Kingston to win the WWE Championship. From there, he beat Cain Velasquez at Crown Jewel, jumped ship to Raw, and defeated Rey Mysterio at Survivor Series to retain his title. He’s been on a bit of a roll, but that’s going to slow down somewhat.
Lesnar is still one of the biggest draws in professional wrestling, but he’s going to take a bit of time off with his title.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, by way of Ringside News, Lesnar is going to be taking a hiatus from WWE. There is a very good chance that he will be back to defend his WWE Championship title at the Royal Rumble in January, but fans should not expect to see him much before that.
This should not be surprising, as Lesnar is a part-time superstar for WWE and doesn’t appear often throughout the year. One issue with this is that he’s usually holding a major championship title which ends up not being defended for weeks or even months at a time.
The Wrestling Observer states that he could show up sometime in mid-January to begin the build-up for his next title defense. At the moment, he isn’t scheduled for another match until Royal Rumble.
There is no word yet on who will step up to take him on and challenge him for the WWE Championship.
If Lesnar doesn’t show up for another match this year, he will have officially wrestled in just eight matches in 2019. Only one of those eight matches came on a weekly television show and it was his squash victory over Kofi on the FOX premiere of Friday Night SmackDown.
Lesnar is one of the highest earning superstars in all of WWE, even though he’s also the one who works the least amount. The current top champion on Monday Night Raw is slated to take the holidays off and will hopefully be back sooner than Royal Rumble.