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WWE News: Brock Lesnar return to Monday Night Raw made official

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman on Monday Night Raw / pic by WWE
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman on Monday Night Raw — Pic credit: WWE

Brock Lesnar has been missing-in-action from the WWE for a few months now. However, according to his advocate Paul Heyman, that is about to change.

It was just two weeks ago that Kurt Angle made the ultimatum that Brock Lesnar show up on Monday Night Raw to agree to his next match or forfeit the WWE Universal Championship. Lesnar didn’t show up but his advocate did.

Paul Heyman said that Lesnar would wrestle whoever the WWE put in front of him at SummerSlam, and win once again. Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns battled for that match and Reigns won.

As a result, Brock Lesnar will wrestle Roman Reigns for the third time this year for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam in August.

Lesnar pinned Reigns at WrestleMania this year and then won a steel cage match over him at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.

Paul Heyman took to Twitter after the WWE announced Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley would wrestle for the chance, and he revealed that Brock Lesnar would make his official return to WWE television on Monday Night Raw on July 30.

At that time, they would address the upcoming match with Roman Reigns.

“You can take the word of the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who will tell his victim these very words next week, live on Raw,” Heyman exclaimed. “And that’s not a prediction: That’s a spoiler.”

Brock Lesnar has actually wrestled eight matches so far in 2018 but most fans have only seen three of them. Five of the matches were on house shows, where Lesnar beat Kane twice and The Miz once. He also won two triple threat matches over Bruan Strowman and Kane.

Lesnar also defended his title three times on pay-per-view, beating Braun Strowman and Kane at the Royal Rumble in January, Roman Reigns at WrestleMania in April and then later that month at the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble in Sudi Arabia.

Brock Lesnar has not appeared on WWE Monday Night Raw since June 25.

Shawn S. Lealos has been a freelance writer for 25 years, starting with magazines and newspapers before moving to the internet. He has been published... read more
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