A new report has shed light on the status of ‘The Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar as WWE heads back out on the road and prepares for SummerSlam.
Lesnar has been rumoured to have been in talks with WWE about returning for ‘The Biggest Party Of The Summer’ as WWE reportedly looks to put on a SummerSlam that will be even bigger than WrestleMania. SummerSlam will be the company’s first stadium show in front of a packed house since the pandemic era shut down live shows in March 2020. SummerSlam this year is set to take place in the home of NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders in Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas.
On The Mat Men Pro Wrestling podcast, Andrew Zarian provided the latest update on Lesnar’s return to the company, and it’s not necessarily good news for fans of Lesnar who are hoping to see him at SummerSlam:
“They wanted Brock. For whatever reason, the plan didn’t work out. I believe it was creative-wise, it just wasn’t fitting. Financially, they want Brock to commit to live shows. They are working it out. It’s gonna happen. It’s not that it’s not gonna happen, it’s gonna happen unless something goes tremendously terrible, which I don’t think it will. I think we’re gonna see Brock, I just don’t think he’s needed for SummerSlam if they have this planned out already. If Brock calls them and says, ‘Hey, I want to do it’ then yeah, they’re gonna figure it out. I don’t believe Brock’s gonna be on there-I don’t know about Brock right now. I know that he’s in the plans, they’re gonna do something with him. I just don’t know what yet.”
Brock Lesnar has dominated SummerSlam in recent years, headlining the event six times in a row between 2014 and 2019. His last appearance for the company came in the main event of WrestleMania 36 where Drew McIntyre defeated him for the WWE Championship.