Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar recently had his titles taken away from him at Wrestlemania 31. The “Beast Incarnate” Lesnar had been taken to the limits by the Royal Rumble winner, Roman Reigns when Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins came out and cashed in.
To cash in a money in the bank contract means a wrestler can begin a match against the WWE World Heavyweight Champion anytime, any place or anywhere. In this case it was in the main event at Levi’s Stadium. Rollins utilized his finishing maneuver, the curb stomp, to take Lesnar out of the ring and the match then used it once more on Roman Reigns to win.
The next night on WWE Raw, Brock invoked his championship rematch clause. Seth Rollins agreed….momentarily. The newly crowned WWE World Heavyweight Champion had a change of heart (much like a super heel champion should) and blamed “jet-lag” that his performance as a champion would be sub-par.
This did not sit well with Lesnar. Brock dismantled Rollins’s J&J Security, the announce table which sent Booker T and John Bradshaw Layfield both the the hospital. Then he used his finishing maneuver, the F’5, to Michael Cole and on two camera guys, prompting Stephanie McMahon to come out and suspend Lesnar indefinitely.
This was all to write Brock off of TV for the time being. Lesnar signed a contract with the WWE over a return to the UFC and it is being reported that it is very similar to his other recent agreements with the company. He will be on and off television for months at a time so the WWE can use their biggest draw when they need him most. Brock is scheduled to return (along with his manager Paul Heyman) near the building up to Summerslam.
Brock has been used in the last three Summerslams in a large capacity. Last year he destroyed John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Title in a major squash match. The year before he took out CM Punk in what many fans enjoyed due to the similarities the match had with a UFC scrap, not on the feet but based on the amount of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling maneuvers took place on the mat. Then the year before he started a long feud with WWE COO Triple H, after he broke his arm in an arm lock at that year’s Summerslam.
However the WWE can call up Brock at any time they believe that they need their biggest draw to boost ratings.