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WWE Rumors: Brock Lesnar Not Expected to Wrestle at WWE Money in the Bank

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2018

FILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. Lesnar, the former WWE and UFC heavyweight champion, was selected Monday, June 27, 2016, as the cover superstar for the WWE 2K17 video game that is set for an Oct. 11 release.  (AP Photo/Don Feria, File)
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After missing the Backlash pay-per-view, Brock Lesnar may not wrestle at Money in the Bank in June, either.

Wrestling Observer Radio's Dave Meltzer (h/t Brad Davis of SEScoops) reported it's unclear when Lesnar will have his next Universal Championship title defense but that he's not scheduled to be on the Money in the Bank PPV card.

If Lesnar is in fact out of the picture for Money in the Bank, then that would leave Extreme Rules on July 15 or SummerSlam on August 19 as his most likely options to return to the ring. Given SummerSlam's prominence in the PPV calendar, WWE may decide to hold him back until then.

The company announced in April that Lesnar had re-signed but didn't offer any indication as to his schedule beyond the Greatest Royal Rumble. Lesnar successfully defended his title in a steel cage match with Roman Reigns in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

It's somewhat surprising WWE is content to let its most prestigious title go nearly three months without being defended. Then again, Lesnar has had just six title matches on PPV since beating Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 in April 2017.

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The biggest question is whether WWE will persist in trying to position Reigns as the star to end Lesnar's championship reign.

The fact Reigns lost to Lesnar at both WrestleMania 34 and the Greatest Royal Rumble would seemingly indicate WWE is going in a different direction, yet nobody would be surprised if the company once again had Lesnar vs. Reigns headline a PPV this summer.

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