Brock Lesnar has not competed in WWE since SummerSlam but with the Royal Rumble around the corner, The Beast Incarnate is on his way back.
At SummerSlam, the months-long feud between Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar came to its conclusion when The American Nightmare picked up a huge win over Lesnar. In a rare, candid moment, Lesnar offered a handshake to Rhodes in the ring and offered him his respect but has not been seen in WWE since.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Brock Lesnar is in line to return to the company and it could happen as soon as the 22nd of January edition of Monday Night Raw:
If he’s gonna return for the Rumble, next week would be the week. If he’s gonna return shortly after then it could be a couple of weeks later. It’ll be interesting to see who he’s back – I would presume he’s in the Rumble and I would presume whatever angle he’s going to do will be shot in the Rumble itself.
Brock Lesnar Could Bring WWE Ratings Boost
The 22nd of January edition of Raw is notable as it will be the first where it does not go head to head with Monday Night Football for the first time since the NFL season started so WWE will be hoping for a huge bounce in the ratings.
CM Punk and Cody Rhodes are scheduled for a huge face-to-face on Raw in New Orleans and with Brock Lesnar having a history with both men, he could well make his presence felt during that encounter.
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