Brock Lesnar became the WWE Universal Champion at WrestleMania 33 after defeating Goldberg for the first time in his career. Since winning the title, The Beast Incarnate has only participated in six matches and is only seen on Monday Night Raw about once or twice a month.
Lesnar defeated A.J. Styles at Survivor Series last Sunday, and his next appearance is scheduled to happen at Raw on Dec. 18:
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There are no more pay-per-view shows involving the Raw brand until the Royal Rumble in January. Dec. 18 will be the day after the SmackDown exclusive Clash of Champions PPV, so it’s anyone’s guess what Lesnar and Paul Heyman will have to present when they return.
It was recently reported that Vince McMahon scrapped a potential Lesnar vs. Finn Balor match at Royal Rumble – believing that the latter “isn’t over enough” – which has led to a number of salty posts on social media by the Demon King.
The early speculation is that Lesnar will face Roman Reigns to headline WrestleMania 34 which is four months away. WWE could start building towards that when Lesnar returns in December, or it could be on hold until after the Royal Rumble.
Since defeating Goldberg, Lesnar has successfully retained his title over Samoa Joe (three times) at SummerSlam in a Fatal 4-Way match and over Braun Strowman at No Mercy. He’s lost just three matches dating back to the 2014 edition of Night of Champions. He lost to John Cena by disqualification, to Undertaker at SummerSlam 2015, and to Goldberg at last year’s Survivor Series.
Lesnar has already feuded with most of the top superstars on the company’s roster, and with the match against Balor scrapped, it’s hard to know if WWE would put him in one last feud before WrestleMania 34. We’ll get a better idea when he and Heyman return in three weeks.
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