Backstage Details On When Brock Lesnar Will Appear Next

Brock Lesnar was able to hold off Rey Mysterio at last Sunday's Survivor Series pay-per-view to retain his WWE Championship, and he's now being rewarded with a nice month-long break.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Andrew Ravens of Wrestling News), the WWE Champion will be "on hiatus until probably around January." The plan seems to be for Lesnar to return before the Royal Rumble event, where WWE will then build up his next feud.

Lesnar became the new WWE Champion when he defeated Kofi Kingston on the Oct. 4 episode of SmackDown Live, the show's 20-year anniversary. He was later moved to Monday Night Raw, bringing the WWE Championship with him, while Bray Wyatt brought the Universal Championship to SmackDown Live.

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There aren't any indicators as to whom Lesnar could feud with next. He's already had a program with Seth Rollins on Raw, with the latter defeating him for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 35 and SummerSlam.

Before Rey Mysterio, Kingston and Rollins, Lesnar had defeated Daniel Bryan and Finn Balor at Survivor Series 2018 and Royal Rumble 2019, respectively.

Related: Possible Reason Why Brock Lesnar Moved To Raw Revealed

Love it or hate it, Lesnar is still a top money draw in WWE, and that's usually what matters to Vince McMahon. Now that Lesnar is done in UFC, he'll likely stay with WWE for the long run, which means the WWE or Universal Championship will be on his shoulders quite frequently.

Who Should Lesnar Feud With Next?

Looking at the other babyfaces on Raw, it probably makes the most sense for Lesnar to feud with Kevin Owens next. The WWE was being pushed heavily during his feud with Shane McMahon on SmackDown, but now that he's on Raw, it makes sense to put Owens in the main event picture. A renewed rivalry with Randy Orton is another option as well.

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