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Brock Lesnar was last seen on WWE programming almost two months ago. He lost the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre in the main event of Night 2 of WrestleMania 36 that took place at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Usually, this is the time when The Beast goes into an extended hiatus and this year was no different. The question remains whether he will have an early comeback or not.
According to Tom Colohue, WWE officials are hoping to have fans back to their shows namely Raw, SmackDown, NXT, and pay-per-view events by August. It’s the same month when WWE would host the biggest party of the summer. So the expectation is that SummerSlam 2020 should see Brock Lesnar making an appearance, although it’s not confirmed as the COVID-19 situation remains unstable.
“In news for the summer around August time, the WWE, with now everything changing as per state by state, as per the COVID-19 pandemic, the WWE is feeling optimistic that August might be in time to have the crowds back and have a show at an arena.
Brock Lesnar has been penciled in for an appearance if they are able to open in time for SummerSlam. We may be seeing The Beast Incarnate back sooner than we think.” (courtesy wwfoldschool.com)
It should be noted that Brock Lesnar is considered to be the biggest box office attraction in the WWE who is basically a crowd puller. So his next appearance is related to the audience’s presence unlike any other superstars on the roster. If the Government does not allow the crowd to attend shows by August then it is likely that Lesnar’s next appearance could also be postponed.
However, the source is positive about getting back Brock Lesnar within the expected time. WWE is dealing with lower TV ratings for the several weeks now and appearances of The Beast Incarnate seem mandatory to boost up the viewership. This is the same reason that Lesnar was used during the post-WrestleMania season for the past few years.
In particular, SummerSlam is that pay-per-view event that was headlined by Brock Lesnar on most of the occasions since his WWE return in 2012. He featured in championship matches at the second biggest pay-per-view event of the year for the past three years. This year, it’s may not be possible but we can certainly expect him to compete in a marquee match.