WWE fans are involved in a situation where no one really knows when and where Brock Lesnar will show up next.
Just last week, the rumors broke out that Brock might not show up at SummerSlam at all and the WWE was saving his remaining dates till later in the year — possibly at the super show they have coming up in Australia.
However, Brad Shepard at Barn Burner reported that Lesnar will, in fact, compete at SummerSlam and is also scheduled to be on Monday Night Raw the following night at the Barclays Center.
The big question is what this means for Brock Lesnar and his WWE career.
Lesnar is under a limited contract with the WWE where they pay him $500,000 for each match he wrestles. There is also the fact that Lesnar is looking at making his return to the UFC.
With that said, the fact that Lesnar has broken CM Punk’s record for longest title reign in modern-day WWE history makes it seem like it is time to move on. The problem is that, right now, there is no one scheduled to wrestle him at SummerSlam.
The WWE was supposed to have a multi-man match at Extreme Rules to determine the number one contender to the WWE Universal Championship. However, one week after making that announcement, Kurt Angle called it off and blamed contract difficulties with Brock Lesnar.
Two of the men scheduled for that match — Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley — will wrestle at Extreme Rules and there is a chance the winner of that match might get a shot against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
The wildcard is the Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman. He holds the Money in the Bank briefcase and has already said the next time he sees Brock Lesnar, he will cash it in and win the title.
There are a couple of scenarios here.
The first is that Brock Lesnar defends his title against either Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley — and loses it at SummerSlam.
The second is that Lesnar defends his title and wins. He then comes out on Monday Night Raw to brag about it and ends up having Braun Strowman cash in and send him on his way to the UFC with the title now on the waste of a champion who is a full-time WWE star.
It looks like Brock Lesnar’s reign as WWE Universal Champion is finally coming to an end and the storyline now is how that end will play out.More: Brock Lesnar, SummerSlam, WWE