For better or for worse, Brock Lesnar has been a major WWE attraction of the last decade. The former Universal Champion made his final appearance at WrestleMania 36 last year, when his reign was abruptly interrupted by a Drew McIntyre on the launch pad.
His contract with the Stamford federation expired a few months after the Showcase of the Immortals, leaving many doubts about his possible return to the ring. Some rumors suggested that the Beast would engage in a feud with Bobby Lashley, but for the moment this is a rumor that has never come true.
Others, on the other hand, have hypothesized a storyline with Roman Reigns, who, however, was directed towards the returning John Cena (destined to appear again thanks to the improvement of the health situation and the presence of the public).
Lashley will catch up with Drew McIntyre at 'Hell in a Cell' tonight, while Reigns is putting on a show alongside the indomitable Rey Mysterio. According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the chances of Lesnar returning to SummerSlam are very slim.
"I have heard several rumors about Brock Lesnar's return, but I have to say that as of June 15 there was still no agreement on this. Of course, there could always be surprises. I wouldn't rule out that he might be hired for the Saudi Arabia show at the end of the year or for the next edition of WrestleMania.
SummerSlam would also make sense, but at this moment no agreement has been reached nor is a meeting between the parties expected," summarized Meltzer. Former WWE superstar Zach Gowen talked about his experience working with a young Brock Lesnar.
"He should have dealt me three powerbombs, which wasn't a tempting prospect. As I said there should have been three, but if he felt I was in danger he would let me go. If I have to be 100% honest, he saved my life with that gesture," he said.
Hell in a Cell results!
Here what happened in the WWE PPV Hell in a Cell, held on 20/6/2021 at the WWE Thunderdome (Yuengling Center) in Tampa, Florida. Women's Match: Natalya (w / Tamina) beats Mandy Rose (w / Dana Brooke) Women's Hell in a Cell Match for the SmackDown Women's Championship: Bianca Belair beats Bayley (Bianca remains champion) Single Match: Seth Rollins beats Cesaro Women's Match: Alexa Bliss beats Shayna Baszler (w / Nia Jax & Reginald) Single Match: Sami Zayn beats Kevin Owens Women's Match for the Raw Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair beats Rhea Ripley (via DQ) (Rhea remains champion) Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (w / MVP) beats Drew McIntyre (Lashley remains champion) Show Notes: The duo titles of SmackDown, Raw and female were not defended in the PPV.
US and Intercontinental stocks were not defended in the PPV. They showed a recap of the Hell in a Cell held in SmackDown between Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio valid for the Universal Championship after a brutal clash the Tribal Chief was the winner of the contest.