New information from PWInsider (via WrestlingInc.com) specifies when we may be seeing The Beast Incarnate next and WWE’s original autumn plans for him:
Brock Lesnar is not expected back on WWE TV until late December or early January 2014, in time for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. At one point, WWE officials were looking at doing Lesnar vs. CM Punk at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view but they have been backing away from those plans as of late.
If the report is true, it appears that the company is interested in shooting a rematch between Punk and Lesnar—this would be a big win for fans, since their bout at SummerSlam was so excellent.
However, this report does contradict previously circulated information by F4WOnline (via WrestlingInc.com) that stated that Lesnar’s contract is for three pay-per-view matches a year starting after WrestleMania, with two already being used at Extreme Rules and SummerSlam.
Regardless, it seems that the WWE is interested in Punk vs. Lesnar II, which means that could be a match we see at WrestleMania XXX. A similar situation occurred last year; Brock beat Triple H at SummerSlam 2012, disappeared for five months and then faced him again at WrestleMania XIX.
It would make sense. Lesnar defeated The Second City Saint at SummerSlam, but Punk’s feud with Paul Heyman has continued and no one seems to be acknowledging Brock’s absence.
Of course, a clash between Brock and Rock has long been rumored, but we all know how frequently plans change, so this one may have too, particularly considering The Great One’s now questionable WrestleMania status (via Wrestling Observer Newsletter).
It’s also interesting to see that WWE are planning on using The Beast at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view; perhaps he’ll cost his ‘Mania opponent the Royal Rumble match, as he did to Goldberg in 2004.
What do you think? Should we see a rematch between the Paul Heyman guys, or should Brock face someone new at WrestleMania? Let us know in the comments section below.