A new report has shed further light on ‘The Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar and his status for SummerSlam following rumours he was to return for the event on August 21st.
Reports had previously suggested that WWE were in talks with Lesnar about returning for a match at ‘The Biggest Party Of The Summer.’ It had also been reported that WWE was looking to really push the boat out and make this year’s edition of SummerSlam bigger than WrestleMania. WrestleMania this year was held in front of only 25,000 fans per night at the Raymond James Stadium due to social distancing. SummerSlam will take place in another NFL stadium, emanating from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Now Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported in his latest Newsletter that Lesnar’s status for SummerSlam is now very much up in the air. Meltzer noted that there had been rumours of the oft-talked about match of Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley taking place but that is a non-starter. That is despite WWE Champion Lashley’s repeated assertions that he wants to face fellow MMA combatant Lesnar in a one-on-one match.
Meltzer added that although Lesnar’s name had been talked about for a return within the company, it now looks like an unlikely prospect. Another rumoured return has seemingly been confirmed in different reports that say John Cena will make his WWE comeback to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship in the main event.
Brock Lesnar’s last WWE outing was at WrestleMania 36 in 2020. Lesnar defended the WWE Championship against Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre in the main event of the second night of the two-night spectacular. McIntyre defeated Lesnar at the empty Performance Center and Lesnar has since sat out the rest of the pandemic era for the company.