The final WWE match for the "Beast Incarnate" may now be known.
This could end up being Lesnar's final WWE bout as he transitions into training for a UFC heavyweight title fight against Daniel Cormier, likely in January. The thought, apparently, is to turn fans against Lesnar, again, by insinuating he's turning their back on him in hopes that they can finally get people to side with Roman Reigns in their SummerSlam matchup.
After much speculation on what will become of the championship and the champion in the next couple of months, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reports that Lesnar is booked for SummerSlam in Brooklyn. That was the last time Brock Lesnar competed in the WWE ring and it was in April.More news: US forces European Union into buying LNG
Well, the heels have now been picked up. The original plan had a multi-man match at Extreme Rules with the victor becoming the No. 1 contender for the Universal Title, but that was scrapped.
The reason why Lesnar was not mentioned on Raw this week, after he was in the news for his UFC 226 appearance, is because Vince McMahon made the decision to keep his name off the show. At Extreme Rules on Sunday, Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley will face-off, and there's some thought that the victor of that match could go on to face Lesnar.
According to Wrestling Inc.More news: Marvel's Black Widow finally lands a director
Lesnar is now being advertised for the Raw after SummerSlam at the Barclays Center.
It has been years, but WWE is insistent on making Roman Reigns a super babyface and the face of the company, but it just hasn't worked at all. With Brock Lesnar definitely on his way out and heading back to the UFC, the Universal Championship is going to have to change hands and it will likely happen at SummerSlam. This has gotten more fans to hate Lesnar but it remains to be seen if this works to get Reigns cheered.More news: Tesla customers will start losing a $7500 tax credit in 2019