Brock Lesnar dropped the WWE Championship at WrestleMania at the hands of Drew McIntyre which marked the beginning of a usual hiatus for him in the company. Previously, the thought was that he’d be back in time for SummerSlam just like every other year. But there aren’t any plans for him to return to the company for the show or any time soon.
Ringside News previously reported that Brock Lesnar was never booked for SummerSlam by the WWE creative team, at any point. This demolished rumors of him going in a rematch against McIntyre at the biggest party of the summer. Previous speculations also claimed that Bobby Lashley could also expect to feature in a match with him which wasn’t the case, either.
Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the absence of Brock Lesnar through SummerSlam was the plan since before WrestleMania 36. It was added in the report that it was one of the main reasons he put McIntyre over as the top superstar as he knew he won’t be in the picture, for a while.
“Lesnar is not scheduled for this year’s SummerSlam show. One of the reasons he put over McIntyre so strongly was because he was not coming back any time soon. Heyman has not been brought to television since he was let go as head of Raw creative.”
It should be the first time in eight long years that Brock Lesnar won’t be on the card of SummerSlam. Except for 2013, he’s always been on the main event of this particular show since his return to the company in 2012. The summer show was always been considered to be The Beast’s Playground which won’t be the case, this year.
Following WrestleMania 36, some rumors broke out mentioning how Brock Lesnar was unhappy about competing in the WWE even at the time of the coronavirus pandemic. He reportedly also had a heated conversation with Vince McMahon over it. So it’s no wonder why the company sent him into an extended hiatus.
Brock Lesnar will be back in the WWE, at one point. But that won’t be happening, very soon and at least the coronavirus outbreak goes away. It appears that Paul Heyman moving away from his position of Raw creative head might have to do a lot of things with his WWE absence.