For once, the rumors on the eve proved to be spot on. The last episode of Monday Night Raw was in fact full of twists, when the highly anticipated SummerSlam pay-per-view is about a month away. In particular, the return of two authentic legends such as John Cena and Goldberg took center stage.
The latter respected the forecast by stepping into the ring to challenge Bobby Lashley, with the MVP preventing the situation from escalating into a fist fight by sending The All Mighty away from the ring. During the last edition of Legion of RAW, which aired on Sportskeeda like every week, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo explained how that corner lacked the necessary realism.
The reason is linked precisely to the intervention of MVP, who - despite being physically much inferior to Lashley and Goldberg - almost miraculously managed to keep them apart. "I don't always want to play the part of the super critical one, but you can't pass over such a segment.
It's huge nonsense that MVP can separate those two giants by leveraging their physique. Is it possible that no one in the backstage has reflected on this aspect? A guy of MVP stature would never stop Goldberg and Bobby Lashley from getting to the fight," has analyzed Russo.
According to the latter, WWE has hired Edge to take Goldberg's place as part-timer. "When Bill will no longer be able to enter the ring due to his age, his place will be taken by Edge. They hoped they could count on John Cena, but by now he has become a movie star.
Besides, he doesn't need to make appearances for money. Not even Batista will be Goldberg's successor. The only name that comes to mind is Edge." The Canadian champion has recently started a storyline with Seth Rollins, which is likely to go on for quite some time.
The only unknown factor is linked to the physical condition of Edge, often a victim of injuries in recent years.
Brock Lesnar's come back: are we finally here?
At this time of the year, there is nothing but talk of Brock Lesnar's possible return to WWE.
The former Universal Champion hasn't had an official match since WrestleMania 36 last year, when Drew McIntyre ended his controversial reign as champion. The contract that linked the Beast to the Stamford federation expired in August 2020, with the extremely harsh effects of the pandemic making an agreement between the parties even more difficult.
During his long WWE tenure, Lesnar formed a special relationship with Paul Heyman, who has managed it for nearly his entire career. In a recent interview with Alistair McGeorge for METRO, Heyman expressed his judgment on Brock's future plans: "Brock Lesnar will do what Brock Lesnar wants to do.
If he wants to return to WWE, he will do so without any problems. If he wants to go to the UFC and steal the title from Francis Ngannou, he will. If he wants to play football and run around Neymar, Ronaldo or David Beckham, he will.
If he wants to give himself a chance in rugby and break any existing record, he will do it." After making his return to SummerSlam last year, Roman Reigns joined forces with Heyman, who has since become the personal advisor to the Tribal Chief.
The rivalry between Lesnar and Reigns had exploded in 2015, culminating in a beautiful match staged at WrestleMania 31. They met again in the WrestleMania main event three years later. In the same interview, Heyman was asked which side he would take in a hypothetical feud between the two.
"Well, this is a hypothetical question, I just stick to the facts. My father always said: 'If your aunt had bitches, she would be your uncle' She doesn't have them, so she isn't," he joked. Recall that WWE has obtained authorization to return 'on the road' starting from the episode of SmackDown aired this Friday. We hope it is the beginning of the rebirth.