According to a May 15 report from What Culture, pro wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar is set to return to the WWE this summer for a two-show stint against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. Lesnar, 36, hasn't appeared at any WWE house shows in the entire month of May. He's been taking some time off following his win over The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30 in New Orleans.
The plan is for Lesnar to return to the WWE fold with matches both at WWE Summerslam and Night of Champions. This year's WWE Summerslam goes down Aug. 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Night of Champions is set for Sept. 21 in Nashville. All reports indicate that Lesnar will be competing at both events.
The WWE's new WWE Network has a lot to do with the promotion's decision to book Lesnar at both events. The first set of six-month subscriptions to the WWE Network will be expiring in September, so the WWE wants to make sure they have fans locked in for another lengthy subscription stint by booking Lesnar and other top stars around that time.
No word yet from the WWE who Lesnar will be feuding with in the weeks leading up to WWE Summerslam, or who he'll be matched with for Night of Champions. WWE Universe will be pleased to see Lesnar back in action, no matter who he's competing against. Since Lesnar's victory over The Undertaker, he's become a bigger star than ever before. No one in WWE history was able to conquer The Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak, but Lesnar got the job done.
In past years, Lesnar bounced back from Wrestlemania with appearances at Extreme Rules pay-per-view events. He didn't do that this year, so there was some brief speculation that he was injured or taking an extended break. The good news is that Lesnar is back at full-strength and he's good to go for a return to action.
The WWE is hoping to keep the numbers up on WWE Network subscriptions, so booking Lesnar for a two-show feud should certainly help do the trick. Following Summerslam and Night of Champions, Lesnar will then likely take another break until next year's Wrestlemania special event.