Brock Lesnar is reportedly set to make a return to WWE for a big match at SummerSlam as WWE looks to its big guns as they prepare to run shows in front of fans once again.
Andrew Zarian of The Mat Men podcast has reported that Lesnar is in talks with WWE to return at the biggest party of the summer after a sixteen-month absence from the company. Zarian had also previously reported that sixteen-time champion of the world John Cena is set to return for SummerSlam as well. Reports also suggest the Cena could be brought back to WWE TV for their first show back in front of fans slated to take place on the 16th of July.
On these returns, Zarian stated:
”I would say expect to see all of the big names that make sense. Lesnar was early on for SummerSlam plans they were trying to do something. I think the concept behind Lesnar is to justify what we’re gonna pay him [and] we need a more consistent touring schedule so we can build to this and those appearances by Lesnar will help sell tickets, obviously,”
While Shawn Michaels is recognised as Mr. WrestleMania, a case could be made for ‘The Beast Incarnate’ to add Mr. SummerSlam to his slew of nicknames. Lesnar has headlined the event eight times in total including six back-to-back main event matches from 2014 to 2019.
Brock Lesnar has been absent from WWE television for most of the pandemic era with his last appearance coming in the main event of Night 2 of WrestleMania 36. In that appearance, Lesnar was defeated for the WWE Championship by 2020 men’s Royal Rumble winner, Drew McIntyre.
SummerSlam is reportedly set to take place on a Saturday this year with the 21st of August the current frontrunner for the date. The rumoured location for the WWE’s flagship summer spectacle is the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada but this has not yet been confirmed.