Former Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will return to the ring at the June 7 Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia, but WWE hasn't given any hints regarding a possible opponent.
But according to WrestleVotes, the current plan is for Lesnar to get a Universal Championship match against Seth Rollins. The Architect defeated Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 to become the new champion.
The plan for the Universal Title match in Saudi Arabia is Seth Rollins vs Brock Lesnar.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 17, 2019
WWE has already confirmed the likes of Lesnar, Triple H, The Undertaker and Goldberg for the show; with the latter two set to square off for the first time in their legendary careers.
Lesnar faced an uncertain WWE future heading into WrestleMania 35, and it was expected that he would retain the Universal title that night. However, Rollins used a series of curb stomps to defeat Lesnar in a matter of minutes, winning the Universal Championship and sending The Beast Incarnate into hiatus.
The 41-year-old Lesnar was widely expected to face UFC star Daniel Cormier this summer, but contract negotiations fell through - and the former told UFC president Dana White that he's retiring. It has also been reported that Lesnar plans to retire from WWE after WrestleMania 36 next year. If that's truly the case, then the Super ShowDown will mark one of the final matches of Lesnar's illustrious career in the sports entertainment industry.
That makes things more interesting heading into the show at Saudi Arabia. If Lesnar is planning to retire next year, it doesn't make much sense to give him another run with the title, but it'd also be a bold move to have Rollins defeat him twice in a two-month span. At any rate, it seems as though The Architect has a pretty difficult championship defence coming up.
What This Means
If Rollins vs. Lesnar is truly the match, then the former is obviously not going to lose his title match to A.J. Styles at this Sunday's Money in the Bank pay-per-view. WWE seems intent on giving Lesnar (at least) one more championship match, so don't get your hopes up about Styles winning it.