Brock Lesnar has been criticised a lot by the WWE fans for his part-time role even at a time when he is the reigning Universal champion on Raw. The absence of the prime championship present on the flagship show is not acceptable by any means. It harms the programming a lot. There are many deserving candidates in the line who can’t wait to hold the title giving their very best for it.
While some of the reports from post-Wrestlemania season indicated that Brock Lesnar will be back soon working more dates in the company, it did turn out to be the case. He will remain absent at the Extreme Rules PPV, as well. This means for two consecutive PPVs after the grandest event of the year in Orlando, Florida will not see the title being defended at a PPV.
As reported previously, he was being advertised for the July 4th edition of Monday Night Raw which is the go-home episode for the Great Balls of Fire PPV. It was an indication that he will return to perform on that inaugural event.
Furthermore, WWE’s recent listings have advertised him for three more dates. It means he will be present to create the build up for a title defense at the mentioned PPV. The advertisements of the beast’s appearances clarify that he will work 5 dates in combined. Take a look at his upcoming appearance schedule:
June 12th in Lafayette
June 26th in Los Angeles
July 3rd in Phoenix
July 9th in Dallas
July 10th in Houston
WWE is not intending to waste Lesnar’s expensive working dates by any means considering that he might remain champion for an entire year. This is due to set up a title match against Roman Reigns at next year’s Wrestlemania.
Also, the fact that he will be present at the very next episode of the Great Balls of Fire PPV confirms the fact that there’s no way that he is going to drop the title on the PPV night. There’s no hint given by WWE who is going to be his opponent for the first title defence.
Once these dates are confirmed, he is expected to return prior to Summerslam PPV. It’s confirmed that the beast will be present for the second biggest PPV of the year, Summerslam.