Brock Lesnar is set to miss a number of big events.
On January 25th a new lawsuit emerged featuring claims that Vince McMahon committed several sexual assaults while he was also accused of sex trafficking.
The lawsuit also implicated other WWE employees as well as a former UFC champion and current WWE star. Although he went unnamed in the suit, the Wall Street Journal reported that the star in question was Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar had been due to return to WWE at the Royal Rumble following a lengthy break, but these plans were scrapped in light of the report.
Vince McMahon has since resigned from TKO Group & WWE due to the negative attention from the claims by former WWE employee Janel Grant.
It should be noted that Vince McMahon denies any wrongdoing, in a short statement a spokesperson described the allegations as “a vindictive distortion of the truth”
With regard to Lesnar, multiple reports have stated that he was effectively replaced in the men’s Rumble match by Bron Breakker. In addition, a new report from Fightful Select notes that according to one WWE source, it could be a long time until fans see Lesnar again “unless something drastic changes.”
Brock Lesnar Had Been Scheduled For Unlikely Elimination Chamber Match
As well as missing the Royal Rumble, it had previously been reported that Brock Lesnar will also miss a previously planned match at Elimination Chamber.
In the Rumble, Lesnar’s replacement Bron Breakker was eliminated by Dominik Mysterio, and it’s been stated that the pair were due to meet in Australia. However, that creative has now been scrapped.