Brock Lesnar’s last match with WWE was at WrestleMania 36, and he has not returned. With live crowds coming back and WWE hitting the road, that could open up a new landscape and opportunity for Lesnar’s return.

During the Mat Men Pro Wrestling podcast, Andrew Zarian said that WWE is planning for some big names at SummerSlam. John Cena vs Roman Reigns was already reported, but Brock Lesnar’s name also recently came up on WWE RAW. It turns out that Lesnar was in the early SummerSlam plans, but the trick is to find a match worthy of his price tag.

“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.”

WWE scripted Brock Lesnar’s name for a reason during RAW. Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, and Bobby Lashley all mentioned the Beast Incarnate. Lashley even took a little dig at Lesnar by asking why people are talking about a guy who doesn’t even work for WWE anymore.

This is an interesting situation an we will continue monitoring this situation here at Ringside News. Brock Lesnar’s deals are usually kept very close to the vest with only a few people knowing what is really going on. It does seem like WWE is setting the stage for the Beast Incarnate’s return.

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Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote

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