New Reports Suggest Brock Lesnar Was Pulled From WWE Raw On Purpose

  • New Reports Suggest Brock Lesnar Was Pulled From WWE Raw On Purpose

New Reports Suggest Brock Lesnar Was Pulled From WWE Raw On Purpose

Aside from this, Lesnar's no-show move on Monday night's RAW only reinforced the rumors all the more.

White and Lesnar got everyone buzzing on Sunday night with a picture posted to Twitter during the WWE Elimination Chamber event, creating more buzz about a potential comeback. Lesnar's contract is now set to expire soon after WrestleMania, and there has been legitimate speculation that Lesnar could head back to UFC. Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision, but that result was ultimately overturned to a no contest due to the failed drug test.

Paul Heyman, Lesnar's on-screen manager, addressed the situation last week with TMZ.

Lesnar has continued to compete in WWE since his retirement from MMA and is regarded as one of the wrestling company's biggest stars.

The first ever UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion returned on RAW the day after where the WWE Chief Brand Officer apologised for the slap.

Reigns cut a scathing promo on Lesnar for not showing up, claiming he had no respect for the WWE.

Maybe. Or maybe he and WWE - and Dana White - are just trolling us again.

All of this is in the name of making Roman Reigns look like a biblical hero. It gives him even more leverage in negotiations with WWE, where he already works on a part-time schedule. Officials also want the build to Reigns vs. Lesnar to come across like a shoot as much as possible, which is where Reigns' worked-shoot promo from RAW comes in.

Opinion: The show being low coming off a pay per view isn't a good sign.

Remember how expertly WWE and Lesnar trolled us three years ago in the walkup to WrestleMania 31, to the point where we all tuned in to a live Lesnar ESPN interview in which he was supposed to confirm his pending departure for UFC?

In the latest edition of his newsletter (subscription required), Meltzer reported that the planned Intercontinental Championship match between The Miz and Braun Strowman has been canceled in favor of keeping Strowman available in case the WWE needs him for the main event.