The WWE rumors concerning the Brock Lesnar WWE return have been ongoing since he beat The Undertaker at “Wrestlemania 30.” While that moment was highly controversial, many hoped that it meant that the upset would get a pay off down the line and somehow possibly push over a younger talent. According to PWS on Sunday, that is still in the plans as Roman Reigns is supposed to beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at “Wrestlemania 31.”
What these new WWE rumors can’t clarify is when Brock Lesnar will win the title. The biggest problem with Lesnar taking the title at “Summerslam” when he is rumored to battle champion John Cena is that he would then need to hold the belt for seven months. Lesnar’s WWE contract since returning has been a large payout for limited dates. That is why he comes and goes when a new storyline starts.
With all the talk from The Authority on WWE television about needing a fighting champion who will be there to defend his title consistently, it would seem hypocritical to let Lesnar hold the belt for seven months and only rarely show up per his contract. Of course, this is the WWE, so a story could explain this but it would still be a bad move for the WWE to have their biggest title on someone who won’t work a full-time schedule.
The WWE rumors right now do indicate that Lesnar will not only wrestle John Cena at “Summerslam” but then face him once again at “Night of Champions” in September. This is a big deal because the original six-month contracts for the WWE Network ends right after “Summerslam” so the WWE wants to make that next event special enough to bring back subscribers. Brock Lesnar appearing would be a huge draw and there are also WWE rumors of Triple H battling Roman Reigns there as well.
Right now, it looks like Roman Reigns will win the Royal Rumble next January to earn his WWE World Heavyweight Championship opportunity. However, when and if Brock Lesnar becomes the WWE champion is still up in the air. More should be known after this month’s WWE “Battleground” pay-per-view.