Backstage WWE News On Interest In Brock Lesnar Returning

Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen on WWE programming since losing to Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam last August. The 46-year-old was reportedly set to return to the company in the 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble match but following his implication in the Janel Grant lawsuit against Vince McMahon, John Laurinaitis, and WWE, all creative plans relating to Lesnar were scrapped. This included a planned match against Dominik Mysterio at the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event.

The company has since gone to significant lengths to distance itself from Lesnar, most notably removing him entirely from the WWE Supercard mobile video game as well as the WWE signature introduction video. The move has also impacted the recently-released WWE 2K24 in which players can only play as Lesnar as part of the game’s ‘Showcase of the Immortals’ mode. All things considered, it seemed unlikely we’d see The Beast anytime soon or even, perhaps, ever again.

However, it now appears that might not be the case. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez reports that there has been a push within WWE recently to bring Brock Lesnar back to programming.

“In the last few days, which ties into the story of him being returned to the roster page even though he was not, there have been moves regarding Brock Lesnar,” Alvarez noted. “If you listen to the show last night with Dave [Meltzer], everything we talked about was accurate other than the roster page: There are movements to bring him back.”

Alvarez later expanded on his point, adding that this does not mean Lesnar’s return to the company is set in stone at the moment.

“I should add regarding Brock, I’m not saying he’s going to be back,” he added. “I have no idea if he’s going to be back. I wouldn’t bring him back. But I can tell you that there have been inquiries made and what that means, we will wait and see.

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