With his indefinite suspension lifted, Brock Lesnar was able to make his comeback in the latest episode of SmackDown. The former Universal champion was involved in a segment with Sami Zayn, forced by him to challenge Roman Reigns that same evening.
'The Beast Incarnate' had a brief conversation with Sonya Deville backstage to make sure the match was formalized in time. Shortly before the start of the main event, Lesnar demolished poor Sami Zayn with a sequence of Suplexes and knocked him out with a couple of F-5s.
At that point, Reigns stepped into the ring and had no trouble taking the win. The 'Tribal Chief' and Brock Lesnar will clash again on 'Day 1', the pay-per-view that will be staged on January 1, 2022. During the latest edition of Smack Talk on Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell made some interesting remarks about the new chapter in the rivalry between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.
Dutch Mantell's predictions: "Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar are set to face off in the first pay-per-view of 2022. As I see it, we're going to see more involvement from Paul Heyman. I'm not ruling out that Heyman can help Brock Lesnar get the Universal title back.
It would perhaps be the most logical development." WWE is betting heavily on the feud between the two of them, setting aside the other superstars on the roster: "The truth is that there is no one who comes close to their level.
They've spent so much time building the storyline between Reigns and Lesnar that no one else can match their appeal. I believe that the fault lies with the management," Dutch analyzed. The latter threw a jab at Nick Khan: "I don't think he understands anything about wrestling.
He does not have the slightest knowledge of this business, it is very evident. He is limited only to following the orders of Vince McMahon, who still plays a leading role in the sector of creative choices. Either way, people need to take it into their heads that WWE is acting in the interest of its shareholders."
The Undertaker: "Difficult to have the same success in social media world"
The Undertaker was perhaps the most iconic character to ever set foot in WWE. The Deadman has managed to transcend wrestling to become a true legend in every corner of the world.
The Gravedigger has contributed more than any other to the spread of wrestling outside the US borders. Over the years, his appearances in the ring have become more and more sporadic and limited to WrestleMania. The Phenom is the absolute symbol of the Showcase of the Immortals, where his legendary 'Streak' was born.
Barring sensational and unlikely twists, Taker played his last match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. Within the The Last Ride docu-series, the seven-time world champion has admitted that he is no longer able to sustain the efforts required by this business.
His official retirement took place at the 2020 Survivor Series, where his extraordinary epic had begun 30 years earlier. Kevin Hart's guest in the latest edition of the 'Cold as Balls' show, Undertaker has revealed some secrets relating to his famous gimmick.
The Undertaker said: "If my character was born in the age of social media, it would have been much more difficult for me to have the same success. Nowadays, you can't go out on the street without someone taking a picture of you and posting it on various social networks.!" Taker wrote indelible pages of history at WrestleMania: "For our industry, WrestleMania is the NFL's equivalent of the Super Bowl.
You work hard all year to get ready for that appointment. Being included in the Mania card is the goal of any wrestler. You can ask whoever you want, everyone will answer that it is their biggest dream. Is it possible for me to return to the ring? It is now clear that I am no longer able to perform at the highest level. I could go into the ring and play a match, but I wouldn't be able to give people what they expect of me."