Former multi-time WWE Champion Brock Lesnar is set to return to the company on the 3rd December edition of Friday Night SmackDown, after his suspension was lifted.
When the announcement was made current Universal Champion Roman Reigns looked displeased, after he’d bad multiple run-ins with ‘The Beast Incarnate’ after his initial return at SummerSlam.
The 26th November episode of SmackDown started with Kayla Braxton in the ring, although she was quickly interrupted by Reigns and his special counsel, Paul Heyman. This came about after Braxton suggested that Lesnar’s suspension may no longer be indefinite meaning he could make a return to the blue brand.
Heyman ended up threatening Braxton’s job, saying that rumours meant nothing and that she needed to come up with proof if she was going to make those kind of statements.
At this point Reigns took the mic and reminded everyone that he was victorious on behalf of SmackDown against WWE Champion Big E at Survivor Series. ‘The Tribal Chief’ also labelled himself as “the greatest of all time”, having beaten everyone that has been put in front of him and making it clear once again that Brock Lesnar is not seen as a threat.
Fast forward to the end of SmackDown, and Sami Zayn winning the Black Friday Invitational Battle Royale by last eliminating Jeff Hardy. At this point Kayla Braxton returned to the ring and confirmed that Brock Lesnar would be returning on the 3rd December edition of SmackDown.
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Lesnar’s last match in WWE was at Crown Jewel on 21st October, where he was controversially defeated by ‘The Tribal Chief’ in a match for the Universal Championship. ‘The Beast Incarnate’ made it clear that he would be at Raw the following night and would be gunning for Reigns.
As promised, Lesnar showed up and attacked Reigns, smashing him in the head with the steel steps. Following a brawl with The Usos, a number of WWE stars came out to try and stop the brawl which ended with bodies flying everywhere. After a commercial break Adam Pearce came to the ring and confirmed that Lesnar had been indefinitely suspended – which brought the former World Champion back to the ring to deliver two F-5’s to the WWE executive, which earned him an additional $1 million fine.